Bishop of Coventry asks Government if it will review UK’s commercial relationship with Saudi Arabia

On the 27th October 2015 the Bishop of Coventry, Rt Revd Christopher Cocksworth, received a written answer to a question about the UK’s commercial relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Bp Coventry May 2015The Lord Bishop of Coventry: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review their commercial relationship with Saudi Arabia in the light of the sentencing of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr to death by crucifixion.

Lord Faulks: I refer the Right Reverend to the Secretary of State and Lord Chancellor’s statement of 13 October 2015. The bid to provide a training needs analysis to the Saudi Arabian prison service under the Just Solutions international (JSi) brand has now been withdrawn. As has previously been announced, Just Solutions international, the commercial arm of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), has ceased to operate. This is in line with our ambition to ensure the department’s resources are firmly focused on domestic priorities.


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