HC Deb 17 June 1997 vol 296 c123W
Mr. Mullin

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assistance his Department currently provides to the Governments of (i) Jamaica, (ii) Trinidad and (iii) Belize; and what assistance he is proposing to provide in each case over the next three years. [3043]

Dr. Reid

Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Belize all benefit from training in the UK subsidised either by the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices's United Kingdom Military Training Assistance Scheme (UKMTAS) or by my Department's Defence Military Assistance Fund. In addition, an exercise which provides training for the Jamaican Defence Force takes place in Jamaica and the UK each year. Exercises also take place from time to time in Trinidad and Tobago. Loan Service Personnel are currently based in Belize and visits by Short Term Training Teams also take place. No firm decisions have been taken beyond the current year, but we would expect assistance to continue to be provided to all three countries.

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