Burma: Military Aid

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 10th December 2018.

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Photo of Rushanara Ali Rushanara Ali Labour, Bethnal Green and Bow

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the (a) full military titles and (b) names of the Burmese military personnel that visited the UK to undertake UK Government funded defence educational training courses in 2017.

Photo of Rushanara Ali Rushanara Ali Labour, Bethnal Green and Bow

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the (a) full military titles and (b) names of the Burmese military personnel that visited the UK to undertake UK Government funded defence educational training courses in 2016.

Photo of Rushanara Ali Rushanara Ali Labour, Bethnal Green and Bow

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the (a) full military titles and (b) names of the Burmese military personnel that visited the UK to undertake the course entitled Managing Defence in a Wider Security Context in 2014.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The personal details of individuals who have attended UK defence training courses in the past constitutes personal data that cannot be released.

In September 2017 the UK announced the suspension of its programme of practical defence cooperation with Burma, including the suspension of all defence educational training courses, until there is an acceptable resolution to the situation in Rakhine. The UK's previous programme of defence cooperation and training focused on governance, accountability, ethics, human rights and international law training. It did not include any form of combat training for the Burmese military.

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