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Colombia

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 20 July 2006, Official Report, column 593W, on Colombia, what percentage of the cost of the military assistance given to Colombia for the disposal of explosive devices is accounted for by de-mining training. (91791)

De-mining training accounted for 42 per cent. of the expenditure earmarked for military assistance given to Colombia for the disposal of explosive devices in financial year 2005-06. Some 47 per cent. of the allocation for financial year 2006-07 is earmarked for the same purpose.