Good Governance

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — International Development – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 29th June 2005.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn The Secretary of State for International Development 11:30 am, 29th June 2005

We do that in Zimbabwe. In the past we have supported a programme of food aid, along with others in the international community. Following the disgraceful demolition of homes, which has cast people out on to the street in the cold, we have so far given $570,000 to the International Organisation for Migration and, most recently, to UNICEF, to provide practical assistance for those who have lost their homes. As the hon. Gentleman will know, we also have an HIV/AIDS programme in Zimbabwe, which we operate through non-governmental organisations and others. As he will also know, we do not give any financial assistance directly to the Zimbabwe Government.