Bahrain: Military Bases:Written question - 22077

Q
(Pendle)
Asked on: 12 January 2016
Ministry of Defence
Bahrain: Military Bases
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of the establishment of the HMS Juffair naval base on the UK's ability to react to humanitarian crises in the Gulf.
A
Answered by: Penny Mordaunt
Answered on: 18 January 2016

The improvement to the Support Facility at Mina Salman Port in Bahrain will provide a permanent expansion of the Ministry of Defence's presence in the Gulf. The enhanced facilities will provide better support for ships on operations including supporting humanitarian crises.

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