Zimbabwe: Sanctions

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:56 pm on 22nd July 2002.

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Photo of Baroness Chalker of Wallasey Baroness Chalker of Wallasey Conservative 2:56 pm, 22nd July 2002

My Lords, will the Minister consider encouraging the Government and our partners in the EU and the Commonwealth to make greater use of independent investigators to investigate the funds which are held, often in nominee names, in banks and other financial institutions, not only in the developed world but in off-shore banking? This is not easy to do—it is not easy for Government's to do—but the use of independent investigators has much helped Nigeria to trace illicitly-taken funds. I believe that this would benefit the ordinary people of Zimbabwe, who urgently need this help.