HC Deb 20 March 1987 vol 112 cc632-3W
Mr. Anderson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to which countries Britain has provided training for police and special force personnel during 1986 (a) in Britain and (b) overseas; which of these arrangements were financed by the British Government; and which of those were financed by the aid programme.

Mr. Chris Patten

Britain provided police training for the following countries in 1986:

(a) in Britain
Anguilla Grenada
Bahamas Hong Kong
Bangladesh India
Barbados Indonesia
Belgium Italy
Belize Jamaica
Botswana Jordan
British Virgin Islands Kenya
Brunei Lesotho
Cook Islands Luxembourg
Cyprus Malawi
Denmark Malaysia
Dominica Maldives
Ethiopia Netherlands
Egypt Nepal
Falkland Islands Oman
France Philippines
Fiji Portugal
Gibraltar Qatar

St. Helena Tonga
St. Lucia United States of America
St. Vincent Vanuatu
Sri Lanka Western Samoa
Swaziland Zambia
Tanzania Zimbabwe
(b) Overseas
Bahamas Malawi
Barbados Mauritius
Belize Oman
Botswana Pakistan
Falkland Islands Swaziland
India Turkey
Indonesia Tuvalu
Jamaica Vanuatu
Kenya Zimbabwe

The training was arranged by a number of Government Departments, principally the Overseas Development Administration and the Home Office. The bulk of this training was financed under the aid programme, but precise details of the financing arrangements for individual countries are not readily available in the form requested and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

It is not our practice to provide details of training for special force personnel.