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Bahrain: Technical Assistance

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL9402, tabled on 10 July 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 9 July (HL8932), whether they had the same duty to maintain the confidence and confidentiality of their partners between 2013 and 2016 as now; and if so, why they released details about the implementers and beneficiaries of UK technical assistance in Bahrain in 2013–14, 2014–15 and 2015–16 but can not release such details for 2017–18.

Answered on

19 July 2018

Decisions to release information related to any Government activity are taken according to the current context and on a case by case basis. The disclosure of information for the years mentioned was appropriate at the time.