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.
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.