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Military Forces Training

Volume 401: debated on Thursday 20 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list those countries in which British military forces have provided training since 1997. [103465]

[holding answer 19 March 2003]: Between January 1997 and March 2003 British Military Forces provided Ministry of Defence endorsed, in country, training to 71 countries. A complete list of those countries is shown in the table.

1Angola
2Antigua
3Argentina
4Australia
5Bahrain
6Bangladesh
7Barbados
8Belize
9Bermuda
10Botswana
11British Virgin Islands
12Brunei
13Bulgaria
14Chile
15Colombia
16Czech Republic
17Egypt
18Eritrea
19Estonia
20Ethiopia
21Falkland Islands
22Ghana
23Grenada
24Guyana
25Hong Kong
26Indonesia
27Jamaica
28Jordan
29Kenya
30Kuwait
31Latvia
32Lebanon
33Lithuania
34Macedonia
35Malawi
36Malaysia
37Maldives
38Mauritania
39Mauritius
40Monserrat
41Morocco
42Mozambique
43Namibia
44Nepal
45Nigeria
46Oman
47Pakistan
48Palestine
49Philippines
50Poland
51Qatar
52Romania
53Rwanda
54Saudi Arabia
55Seychelles
56Sierra Leone
57Singapore
58Slovakia
59South Africa
60South Korea
61Sri Lanka
62Swaziland
63Tanzania
64Thailand
65Trinidad
66Turks and Caicos Islands
67UAE
68Uganda

69Uruguay
70Venezuela
71Zimbabwe

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what Royal Navy training exercises and planned deployments have been cancelled as a result of Operation Fresco. [103997]

The majority of personnel providing fire cover for Operation Fresco have been taken from ships and submarines undergoing periods of refit or maintenance, or which had returned from operational deployments and were not programmed to undergo further deployments. Only two of the ships from which personnel were taken for fire-fighting duties were prevented from undertaking operational tasks: HMS Manchester was withdrawn from NATO's Standing Force Atlantic, and HMS Lancaster from Atlantic Patrol (South). As a result, HMS Lancaster was withdrawn from the Chilean-hosted exercise Teamwork South 2003.Although the firefighters' dispute has reduced the number of naval vessels going through operational sea training, there has been no need to cancel joint maritime courses as a result.