HC Deb 20 November 2000 vol 357 cc82-3W
23. Mr. Gray

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training facilities are offered by the police to the Army. [137471]

Mr. Charles Clarke

National Police Training liaises with the military on a regular basis and there is some overlap in training provision, especially in relation to exercises with specialist areas of military activity. A senior officer from the Armed Services generally attends the Strategic Command Course at Bramshill and senior military personnel attend other seminars and events from time to time.

Apart from this there are few other arrangements for shared training. We are aware of some instances where army dog-handlers have been trained alongside police dog-handlers and we understand that some army staff have attended courses at the National Training Centre for Scientific Support to Crime Investigation in County Durham.

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