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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the names are of the people who participated in the 10 September 2012 delegation to Bahrain; and whether they participated in (a) an official, (b) an unofficial, (c) a private and (d) another capacity, specifying what the capacity was.
In addition to myself, the delegation consisted of one member of private office staff and a special adviser. General Simon Mayall also attended a number of meetings in his role as defence senior adviser middle east. All personnel visited Bahrain in an official capacity in support of Her Majesty Government’s policy for defence engagement and wider foreign policy.