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Chinese People's Liberation Army: Royal Military Academy

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what date he was first informed that members of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army were attending RMA Sandhurst. (225409)

The decision to allow a member of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army to attend training at Sandhurst was in line with our overall strategy of engagement with China which has been agreed across Government, including by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary therefore would not expect to be consulted on individual issues such as this and indeed was not consulted in this case.