Zimbabwe

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:36 pm on 7th January 2003.

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Photo of The Bishop of Oxford The Bishop of Oxford Bishop 3:36 pm, 7th January 2003

My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply. It was good to learn of the amount of financial support that is going to Zimbabwe. As the Minister is aware, the situation is exceedingly serious, with 6.7 million Zimbabweans under a serious threat.

On 3rd December, the United States Government voted 100 million dollars, one of the largest grants ever. Does the Minister judge that the aid that we put into Zimbabwe is commensurate with that? Can she say more about the steps that Her Majesty's Government take to ensure that the aid that goes to Zimbabwe does not go simply to ZANU-PF supporters?