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Saudi Arabia: Armed Forces

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 13th December 2017.

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Photo of Lloyd Russell-Moyle Lloyd Russell-Moyle Labour/Co-operative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Government will review its policy on military training for Saudi Arabia as a result of the allegations that 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland undertook irregular warfare training for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Infantry Institute.

Photo of Gavin Williamson Gavin Williamson The Secretary of State for Defence

Training provided to Saudi Arabia is under constant review. The UK is not training the Saudi Armed Forces in irregular activity but is providing courses in how to counter it.

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