§ 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 Lesotho
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.