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Bahrain - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:15 pm on 24th July 2019.

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Photo of Lord Lamont of Lerwick Lord Lamont of Lerwick Conservative 3:15 pm, 24th July 2019

Could my right honourable friend say what progress has been made on improving the rights of the Shia population, who, after all, are the majority? In the past it has always been alleged that the top jobs in the military and the public sector have not been available to the Shia population and that there is in fact discrimination against the group that constitutes the majority of the population.