HC Deb 13 June 2003 vol 406 cc240-1W
Ms Atherton

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the forced evacuation of Gana and Trivi bushmen from their land because of diamond mining in Botswana; and if he will make a statement. [116067]

Mr. Rammell

The Government of Botswana have assured us that diamond mining is not in any way linked to their decision to stop essential services to those living in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.