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Military Aid

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 43445, tabled on 6 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many overseas requests for military training and other capacity building assistance to be provided on location in the requesting country have been (a) approved and (b) declined by his Department in (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17, (iii) 2017-18, (iv) 2018-19, (v) 2019-20, and (vi) 2020-21.

Answered on

14 September 2021

The number of training and capacity building activities delivered overseas each year is set out in the table below. The information reflects the number of activities rather than the number of participants.

Given requests for assistance come from a variety of places we do not keep a record of the number we have rejected.

Financial Year

No. of Activities

2015/16

508

2016/17

556

2017/18

541

2018/19

649

2019/20

649

2020/21

282