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Burma: Military Aid

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 57646, tabled on 14 December 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what funds the Government has allocated to training programmes for the Burmese army in each of the last five years.

Answered on

19 December 2016

The Ministry of Defence does not provide combat training to the Burmese military. We do provide educational training to the Burmese military in the form of programmes delivered by the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom on the role of the military in a democracy, leadership and English language training. Our programme of engagement with the Burmese military remains under continual review. The Government did not allocate any funds to training programmes for the Burmese army in financial year (FY) 2012-13. Funds were allocated for training programmes in FYs 2013-14; 2014-15; 2015-16 and 2015-17. These funds were allocated as follows:

FY 2012-13: No funds allocated

FY 2013-14: £86, 560

FY 2014-15: £131,235

FY 2015-16: £158,563

FY 2016-17: £250,000