The Gulf — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:45 am on 4th May 2016.

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Photo of Gerald Howarth Gerald Howarth Conservative, Aldershot 10:45 am, 4th May 2016

My hon. Friend the Minister was talking about the role of women. Does he agree that the Bahrainis themselves have shown remarkable foresight, as their previous ambassador here was not only female but a Christian? Does that example not illustrate the kind of diversity that we see in Bahrain, which is one of our closest allies and best friends?