Colombia: Military Aid

Defence written question – answered on 1st December 2009.

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Photo of Anne Moffat Anne Moffat Labour, East Lothian

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Richmond Park of 24 November 1999, Official Report, column 115W, on Colombia, when the UK ceased to provide the Colombian security forces with advisory visits and information exchanges on counter-guerilla strategy.

Photo of Bill Rammell Bill Rammell Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence

holding answer 23 November 2009

The answer cited in the hon. Member's question refers to an element of a UK Army visit, which took place in 1997. The UK has not subsequently provided any specific counter-guerrilla or counter-insurgency assistance to the Colombian security forces.

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