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26 November 2012
Volume 554

Military Aid

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which countries have hosted a British Military Advisory Training Team since 2007; and in each such case on what dates and at what costs.

[Official Report, 25 October 2012, Vol. 551, c. 982-85W.]

Letter of correction from Andrew Robathan:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) on 25 October 2012.

The full answer given was as follows: [123895]

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[holding answer 22 October 2012]: British Military Advisory Training Teams are small military teams based permanently within the country where they are delivering military training and advice. The following table also shows other permanent small military teams that have delivered similar effect since 2007.

Operating costs

Country

Organisation

Dates

Year

£ million

Czech Republic

British Military Advisory Training Team

2000-present

2007-08

13.0

2008-09

2.9

2009-10

2.2

2010-11

2.3

2011-12

2.3

Ghana

British Military Advisory Training Team

Until 2010

2007-08

1.4

2008-09

1.4

2009-10

20.4

Jordan

British Military Advisory Training Team

2010-present

3

Kenya

British Peace Support Team (East Africa)

20004-present

2007-08

2.8

2008-09

3.1

2009-10

2.8

2010-11

2.5

2011-12

2.5

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Royal Naval Liaison Team

1986-present

3

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

British Military Mission to the Saudi Arabian National Guard

1964-present

3

Kuwait

British Military Mission

1992-present

3

Libya

Defence Advisory Team

January 2012-present

2012

51.1

Nigeria

British Military Advisory Training Team

2008-present

2007-08

62.0

2008-09

0.9

2009-10

0.6

2010-11

0.8

2011-12

0.9

Oman

British Loan Service Team

1970s-present

3

Qatar

British Loan Service Team

2009-present

3

Sierra Leone

International Military Advisory Training Team

2000-present

2007-08

12.0

2008-09

6.8

2009-10

7.0

2010-11

6.8

2011-12

4.8

South Africa

British Peace Support Team (South Africa)

2003-present

2007-08

0.9

2008-09

0.6

2009-10

0.7

2010-11

1.3

2011-12

1.4

United Arab Emirates

British Loan Services Team

2001-present

3

1 Annual budget allocation. Costs include a small element of training provided by external teams.

2 Costs for completing training courses and extraction of team.

3 Host country pays.

4 Originally established as British Army Training Team (Kenya).

5 Annual platform costs and operational costs.

6 Last year of BMATs predecessor organisation—the British Defence Advisory Team, Nigeria.

The correct answer should have been:

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[holding answer 22 October 2012]: British Military Advisory Training Teams are small military teams based permanently within the country where they are delivering military training and advice. The following table also shows other permanent small military teams that have delivered similar effect since 2007.

Operating costs

Country

Organisation

Dates

Year

£ million

Czech Republic

British Military Advisory Training Team

2000-present

2007-08

13.0

2008-09

2.9

2009-10

2.2

2010-11

2.3

2011-12

2.3

Ghana

British Military Advisory Training Team

Until 2010

2007-08

1.4

2008-09

1.4

2009-10

20.4

Jordan

British Military Advisory Training Team

2010-present

3

Kenya

British Peace Support Team (East Africa)

20004-present

2007-08

2.8

2008-09

3.1

2009-10

2.8

2010-11

2.5

2011-12

2.5

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Royal Naval Liaison Team

1986-present

3

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

British Military Mission to the Saudi Arabian National Guard

1964-present

3

Kuwait

British Military Mission

1992-present

3

Libya

Defence Advisory Team

January 2012-present

2012

51.1

Nigeria

British Military Advisory Training Team

2008-present

2007-08

60.6

2008-09

0.9

2009-10

0.6

2010-11

0.8

2011-12

0.9

Oman

British Loan Service Team

1970s-present

3

Qatar

British Loan Service Team

2009-present

3

Sierra Leone

International Military Advisory Training Team

2000-present

2007-08

12.0

2008-09

6.8

2009-10

7.0

2010-11

6.8

2011-12

4.8

South Africa

British Peace Support Team (South Africa)

2003-present

2007-08

0.9

2008-09

0.6

2009-10

0.7

2010-11

1.3

2011-12

1.4

United Arab Emirates

British Loan Services Team

2001-present

3

1 Annual budget allocation. Costs include a small element of training provided by external teams.

2 Costs for completing training courses and extraction of team.

3 Host country pays.

4 Originally established as British Army Training Team (Kenya).

5 Annual platform costs and operational costs.

6 Last year of BMATs predecessor organisation—the British Defence Advisory Team, Nigeria.