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Bahrain — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:30 am on 11th September 2018.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South 9:30 am, 11th September 2018

This is a timely debate in a number of ways because the whole question of the Arab spring—why it happened and where it is now—touches on human rights. More importantly, I wonder whether the Government, in terms of their trade with Arab countries in particular, ask what the human rights caveat is any negotiations. Does my hon. Friend agree that there should be a caveat to ensure human rights and that equipment is not used against the population?