§ 15. Mr. Proctor
asked the Minister for Trade if he will make a statement on current trade with Zimbabwe.
§ Mr. Peter Rees
British exports fob to Zimbabwe in 1982 amounted to £95 million, and imports from Zimbabwe cif amounted to £63 million. The expansion of trade between our countries since Zimbabwe's independence has been very encouraging. I hope that these trends will continue, in spite of very strong international competition.
§ Mr. Proctor
Will my hon. and learned Friend do what he can to continue free enterprise trade links with Zimbabwe, nothwithstanding the dreadful and disastrous moves towards a one-party Marxist state there?
§ Mr. Rees
I reassure my hon. Friend and the House that the United Kingdom is now the largest donor of bilateral 595 aid to Zimbabwe, that there is a full range of BOTB support for British exports to that country, and that I believe that £200 million worth of projects with that country involving United Kingdom companies are now in the pipeline.