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Overseas Police Services: Provision Of Training

Volume 590: debated on Thursday 11 June 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What is the current state of officially sponsored research into the actual results achieved by providing training to overseas police services and in particular into any consequent improvements in respect for human rights and civil liberties; and when they expect to announce their conclusions. [HL2099]

Training for overseas police services is funded under the FCO's Assistance to Support Stability through in-Service Training (ASSIST) programme, which my noble friend Lady Symons announced to the House on 26 March 1998 (Official Report, col. WA 255). Projects funded under this programme are to be evaluated internally at the end of the financial year against the criteria my noble friend announced.