§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to reduce the number of United Kingdom Service personnel in the British military mission in Zimbabwe.
§ Mr. Blaker
There are currently about 70 United Kingdom Service personnel in the British Military Advisory and Training Team in Zimbabwe, and we plan to maintain numbers at around this level for the time being. During a recent visit to Britain, Mr. Mugabe paid warm tribute to the assistance that BMATT has given in forming an integrated Zimbabwe National Army.