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Colombia: Armed Forces

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence from which units Colombian state security forces came who received training at UK military establishments in each year since 2002; and how many Colombian state security services personnel received training at UK military establishments in each year since 2002. (210389)

The Ministry of Defence does not record the units of foreign personnel receiving training at UK military establishments. 21 Colombian personnel, in total, have commenced training in the UK since 2002. The numbers attending by year, and their year of attendance, are given in the following table. The courses provided are educational courses for staff officers, or bomb disposal experts.

Fiscal year

Number of Colombian students

2001-02

1

2002-03

1

2003-04

5

2004-05

7

2005-06

2

2006-07

2

2007-08

3