Mining: Colombia

Treasury written question – answered on 12th February 2014.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what reports he has received on whether the Colombian mining industry, including companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, is contracting army units for private security purposes in Colombia.

Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Department for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

We are not aware of any reports of Colombian companies contracting army units for private security purposes.

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