HC Deb 28 July 1983 vol 46 c546W
Mr. Farr

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has any plans to extend voluntary service overseas to Zimbabwe.

Mr. Raison

I have informed the British Volunteer Programme Council that, exceptionally, I am prepared to provide financial support to two member societies to operate in Zimbabwe. A senior staff member of Voluntary Service Overseas is currently visiting that country with a representative of the Catholic Institute for International Relations to discuss with the Government the setting up of a VSO programme. This would be in addition to, and in co-operation with the existing programme run by CIIR.