HL Deb 27 November 2000 vol 619 c101WA
The Duke of Montrose

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, if the United Nations Development Programme plan for land redistribution in Zimbabwe is implemented, the finance provided by the international community and the United Kingdom, when used as compensation to those being dispossessed, will be paid in Zimbabwean currency or in external hard currency. [HL4713]

Baroness Amos

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is discussing with the Government of Zimbabwe the conditions for a land resettlement programme which development agencies might be willing to support. Her Majesty's Government has made clear since 1997 that it would support land reform that was transparent, designed to improve the life of the poor, complied with the rule of law and was part of a responsible economic policy focused on the reduction of poverty.