§ Mr. Cohen
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information he has as to the number and identity of British citizens employed in the security service of Bahrain; what guidance he has given to the embassy at Bahrain regarding advice to be given to British citizens in such employment; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Eggar
We are aware that the Government of Bahrain employ a number of British citizens in their security service. These are United Kingdom expatriates who have been directly recruited. We have no responsibility deriving from their employment.
We do not exercise authority over the employees of an independant Government nor offer them advice in the carrying out of their duties.