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Bahrain Grand Prix

Asked what the PM’s position was on the Bahrain Grand Prix considering some security concerns, the Prime Minister’s Spokesperson referred the journalist to the Foreign Secretary’s statement made the previous weekend. The Government remains concerned about violence but it is not for the Government to dictate what sporting events should and should not go ahead in other countries.

Asked whether the PM had been following the developments, the PMS said that he had been kept up to speed with developments.

Asked whether the PM was concerned with the violence that had occurred overnight, the PMS said that the Government remain deeply concerned by the violence.

Asked whether the PM shared the views of Yvette Cooper (that the event should be called off), the PMS said that it is not the position of the Government to dictate what sporting events should and should not go ahead in different countries.

Asked what the current consulate advice on going to Bahrain was, the PMS said that at present the travel advice refers to ongoing demonstrations and protests and travellers are asked to maintain a high level of security awareness and caution.

Asked whether the Government condemns the use of live ammunition, the PMS said that the Government condemns all street violence and referred the journalist to the Foreign Office.

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