HL Deb 06 March 2001 vol 623 c17WA
Baroness Howells of St Davids

asked her Majesty's Government:

What changes have been made to the level of support given by the United Kingdom to regional peacekeeping training in Southern Africa. [HL1067]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Foreign and Commonweath Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal)

In view of the deteriorating situation in Zimbabwe, the British Military Advisory and Training Team (BMATT) for Southern Africa will relocate from Harare to the UK at the end of March 2001. The team has played an important role in enhancing the capacity of the countries of the Southern Africa Development Community to contribute to international peace support operations. We will continue to look for alternative locations from which the team can carry on its work with the countries of the region.