Bahrain APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To foster good relationships between the UK and Bahrain.

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Recent Documents related to Bahrain

1. Bahrain: lawyers
14/03/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Bahrain: lawyers List of English-speaking lawyers and notaries for

2. Overseas Business Risk: Bahrain
15/02/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Overseas Business Risk: Bahrain Information on the main security and political

3. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with A or B)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Bahrain This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and

4. Bahrain: child abduction
25/11/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Child Abduction Bahrain Disclaimer : Any information contained in these pages relating to the legal

5. Bahrain: Human Rights
07/03/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Eren Waitzman | 7 March 2019 Bahrain: Human Rights QSD on 13 March 2019 This briefing identifies

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Bahrain

1. Bahrain: Prisoners Under Sentence of Death
09/07/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: UK’s constructive dialogue with the Government of Bahrain publicly to raise the cases of two prisoners who - Speech Link
2: Moosa at senior levels with the Government of Bahrain.On 8 January, British embassy Manama officials - Speech Link
3: long-term cases in the United States of America.Bahrain is important to us politically, diplomatically - Speech Link

2. Bahrain: Human Rights Abuses
25/03/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: any, that the number of human rights abuses in Bahrain has declined in the last two years; and what assessment - Speech Link
2: the UK recognises the challenges that remain in Bahrain. However, along with many international partners - Speech Link
3: sentence must be ratified by His Majesty the King of Bahrain. The UK continues to follow this case closely. - Speech Link

3. Bahrain
08/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: representations they will make to the Government of Bahrain regarding the imprisonment and possible execution - Speech Link
2: to raise, both cases at senior levels with the Bahrain Government. As the former Minister for the Middle - Speech Link
3: training from the UK. One of these bodies, the Bahrain Special Investigations Unit, failed to meet the - Speech Link

4. Bahrain: Human Rights
13/03/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: important debate on human rights issues in Bahrain. I start by thanking noble Lords who have put their - Speech Link

5. Bahrain
24/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: they have made of the human rights situation in Bahrain over the last two years and whether that assessment - Speech Link
2: this Question as well. The UK’s position is that Bahrain remains a Foreign and Commonwealth Office human - Speech Link
3: the oversight bodies in Bahrain, we provide technical assistance in Bahrain to influence and support - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Bahrain
1. Bahrain: Torture
asked by: Lord Scriven
... or (b) through public representations or records.

2. Bahrain: Detainees
asked by: Alyn Smith
... what representations he plans to make to the Government of Bahrain regarding reports that at least 15 children have been detained in that country in recent weeks.

3. Bahrain: Children
asked by: Lord Hylton
... and (2) the health of those reportedly detained; what discussions they have had with the government of Bahrain about their release.

4. Bahrain: Defence
asked by: Kevan Jones
... what the cost to the public purse has been of upgrades to the UK's defence footprint in Bahrain over the last five years.

5. Police: Bahrain
asked by: Layla Moran
... what assessment her Department has made of (a) reports of human rights abuses committed at Muharraq Police Station in Bahrain and (b) the implications for her policies of those reports.

Latest Questions
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30 Current APPG Officers
Nigel Evans Portrait
Nigel Evans
Honorary President
Conservative - Ribble Valley
Joined: 24th February 2020
7 APPG Memberships
Beer , Belize , Gibraltar , Music , Qatar , Taiwan , Wine and Spirits
Lord Richards of Herstmonceux Portrait
Lord Richards of Herstmonceux
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 27th March 2019
1 APPG Membership
War Crimes
Jamie Stone Portrait
Jamie Stone
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Joined: 27th March 2019
Lord Jordan Portrait
Lord Jordan
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 20th December 2017
1 APPG Membership
Philip Dunne Portrait
Philip Dunne
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ludlow
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Rogan Portrait
Lord Rogan
Vice Chair
Ulster Unionist Party - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Adam Holloway Portrait
Adam Holloway
Vice Chair
Conservative - Gravesham
Joined: 27th March 2019
David Jones Portrait
David Jones
Vice Chair
Conservative - Clwyd West
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 10th March 2021
80 APPG Memberships
22q11 Syndrome , American Football , Antisemitism , Arctic and Nordic Councils , Armed Forces , Armed Forces Covenant , Assistive Technology , Australia and New Zealand , Autism , Banning Trophy Hunting , Bees and Pollinators , Belgium , Bermuda , Boys' Brigade , Breast Cancer , British Jews , British Overseas Territories , Canada , Cats , Cerebral Palsy , Channel 4 , Channel Islands , Childhood Trauma , Chile , China , Commonwealth , Cyprus , Darts , Dementia , Diabetes , Disability , Dog Advisory Welfare , Down Syndrome , Dying Well , Eating Disorders , Entrepreneurship , Estonia , Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion , Fair Business Banking , Financial Education for Young People , Foreign Affairs , Future of Retail , Global Health , Health , Holocaust Memorial , Hydrogen , Inclusive Entrepreneurship , International Freedom of Religion or Belief , Japan , Learning Disability , Liechtenstein , Limits to Growth , Loan Charge and Taxpayer Fairness , Luxembourg , Media , Mentoring , Montserrat , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Pacific Islands , Pro-Life , Psychology , Pubs , Qatar , Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 , Reserves and Cadets , Russia , San Marino , Serbia , Small Island Developing States , Social Media , Switzerland , Textiles and Fashion , Thalidomide , Twelve Steps Recovery Programme from Addiction , United Nations , United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development , United Nations Women , Vulnerable Groups to Pandemics , Whistleblowing , Woods and Trees
Lord Astor of Hever Portrait
Lord Astor of Hever
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 10th March 2021
6 APPG Memberships
Kuwait , Laos , Polo , Saudi Arabia , Thailand , War Heritage
Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton Portrait
Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Belize , Nepal
Mark Francois Portrait
Mark Francois
Conservative - Rayleigh and Wickford
Joined: 10th March 2021
1 APPG Membership
Shipbuilding and Ship Repair
Imran Hussain Portrait
Imran Hussain
Labour - Bradford East
Joined: 10th March 2021
Daniel Kawczynski Portrait
Daniel Kawczynski
Conservative - Shrewsbury and Atcham
Joined: 10th March 2021
David Morris Portrait
David Morris
Conservative - Morecambe and Lunesdale
Joined: 27th March 2019
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Bob Stewart MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7011.


Public Enquiry Point:

Claire Podbielski-Stewart, Office of Bob Stewart MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7011


Benefits in Kind
1 Jan 2015
Meade Hall
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Bahrain APPG

Former APPG Officers
Dave Doogan Portrait
Dave Doogan
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Angus
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 27th March 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
71 APPG Memberships
Adult Education , Afrikan Reparations , Ageing and Older People , Arts and Heritage , Austria , BBC , Black Maternal Health , Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Business Owners , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Citizens Rights , Commonwealth , Cycling and Walking , Dalits , Dark Skies , Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf , Dentistry and Oral Health , Disability , Domestic Violence and Abuse , Equitable Life Policyholders , Fatherhood , Flags and Heraldry , Gasworks Redevelopment , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Gypsies, Travellers and Roma , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Haiti , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Insurance and Financial Services , Internet, Communications and Technology , Ireland and the Irish in Britain , Kosovo , Leasehold and Commonhold Reform , Limits to Growth , Longevity , Media , Music , No Recourse to Public Funds , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Opera , Park Homes , Period Equality , Photography , Race and Community , Religious Education , Republic of Korea , Retail Crime , Road Freight and Logistics , Rowing , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Single Parent Families , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , Social Science and Policy , Social Work , St George's Day , Tibet , Transport Safety , United Nations , United Nations Women , Vascular and Venous Disease , Votes at 16 , Western Rail Link to Heathrow , Western Sahara , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women in Transport , Youth Affairs
Rehman Chishti Portrait
Rehman Chishti
Vice Chair
Conservative - Gillingham and Rainham
Joined: 27th March 2019
Departed: 11th September 2019
Conor Burns Portrait
Conor Burns
Conservative - Bournemouth West
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 19th June 2019
Baroness Manzoor Portrait
Baroness Manzoor
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
1 APPG Membership
Nutrition for Growth
Lord Snape Portrait
Lord Snape
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Kevin Barron Portrait
Kevin Barron
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Rother Valley
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Alistair Burt Portrait
Alistair Burt
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for North East Bedfordshire
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Soley Portrait
Lord Soley
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
1 APPG Membership