Botswana: Bushmen of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 14th March 2011.

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Photo of Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) 2:45 pm, 14th March 2011

I thank the noble Lord for reinforcing my previous point. As he will be aware, however, there is no surface water in the game reserve; the Bushmen traditionally obtained their water from fruit. Once one talks about providing boreholes around the reserve, one is already beginning to change the traditional way of life. That is one of the tensions we are stuck with as we deal with these problems.