HL Deb 22 June 2000 vol 614 c37WA
The Earl of Sandwich

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What they are doing to promote the cause of farm workers in Zimbabwe threatened with destitution under the Land Acquisition Act. [HL2872]

Baroness Amos

It is estimated that up to 200,000 farm workers and their families could be affected if the seizure of 841 commercial farms goes ahead. Farm workers are amongst the poorest people in Zimbabwe, and a group without many economic and political rights. DFID is presently funding a Zimbabwean NGO, The Farm Community Trust of Zimbabwe, FCTZ, which is working to improve farm worker welfare and as an advocate on behalf of farm worker rights, including through the Government's technical support unit.