HL Deb 11 June 1997 vol 580 c81WA
The Earl of Lindsey and Abingdon

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will make representations to the Government of Zimbabwe on the proposed legislation to discriminate against racial minorities in the form of positive action within the business sector, as reported in The Times of 5 March.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)

We have followed with concern recent press reports that such legislation is under consideration by the Government of Zimbabwe. However legislative proposals have not yet been published. We have no plans at present to make representations to the Government of Zimbabwe. The British High Commission at Harare will continue to monitor the situation actively.