HL Deb 18 December 1997 vol 584 c101WA
Viscount Exmouth

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, during their Presidency of the European Union, they will promote a suspension of Community aid to Zambia, until such time as the Zambian Government reverse the amendment to the constitution, adopted in 1996, which limits the number of aspiring presidential candidates.

Lord Whitty

We will be discussing with the Government of Zambia whether we are able to establish a partnership with them on the basis outlined in the White Paper on International Development as a foundation for future aid commitments. We will continue to consult with our EU partners on this basis.