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Police Training

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 26 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the countries to which assistance in the training of police (a) is currently being given and (b) has been given since 1992. [17421]

This Department or the Department for Internationa] Development are funding police training for the following countries in the present financial year:

Anguilla, Belarus, Bosnia, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Fiji, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Lithuania, Malawi, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Mongolia, Montserrat, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine Autonomous Territory, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Phillipines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St. Helena, St. Kitts and Nevis, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu.
Individual serving police officers from foreign forces may currently be undertaking academic studies sponsored by this Department or the Department for International Development, or receiving training funded from other public or private sector sources, but it would involve disproportionate cost to try to establish a record of this additional training.

Police and security forces receiving sponsored training in previous years were listed in answers given on 28 February 1996, Official Report, columns 546–47, and 14 May 1996, Official Report, columns 385–87, by the then Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff, Central (Mr. Jones); on 31 October 1996, Official Report, columns 218–19, in an answer given by the then Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, to my right hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Ladywood (Clare Short) and on 12 December 1996 in an answer by the then Minister of State for Defence, to my hon. Friend the Member for Cynon Valley (Ann Clwyd).