Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 12th January 2017.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what involvement UK armed forces personnel have had in training Saudi armed forces in (a) cluster bomb use, (b) air warfare skills and (c) artillery techniques.

Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department provided training programmes to the Saudi Arabian-led military coalition in (a) air warfare skills and artillery techniques and (b) the use of cluster munitions between 1980 and 2015.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Secretary of State for Defence

UK Armed Forces personnel have had no involvement intraining Saudi armed forces in the use of cluster munitions since the UK signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions in 2008.

The UK has provided training courses for Royal Saudi Air Force personnel and artillery training for the Royal Saudi Land Forces.

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