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Saudi Arabia: Security

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 25579, tabled on 3 February 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Overseas Security and Justice Assessment assessments carried out by the Government in relation to UK aid and security assistance programmes to Saudi Arabia have been referred to a Minister for review in the last two years; what the object of each of those reviews was; and whether each of those reviews received ministerial (a) approval and (b) refusal for that programme.

Answered on

11 February 2016

In the past two years the MOD has conducted three Overseas Security and Justice Assessments in relation to security assistance programmes with Saudi Arabia. Such engagement encompasses Defence Exercises, Defence Training in Saudi Arabia, Defence training in the UK (or a third party country), High Level International Engagement, UK personnel conducting long-term capacity building (Loan Service Teams/British Military Mission) and Working level International Engagement.