Burma

House of Lords written question – answered on 22nd January 2014.

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Photo of Baroness Goudie Baroness Goudie Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government which departmental budget is paying for the training of the Burmese army; and what is the total cost to the British taxpayer of that training.

Photo of Lord Astor of Hever Lord Astor of Hever The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The UK has spent around £90,000 on training for the Burmese military. This training was focused on encouraging respect for the rule of law and human rights and appropriate civil control of the military. It was funded from the cross-departmental Conflict Pool.

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