HC Deb 12 February 2004 vol 417 cc1654-5W
Mr. Best

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Botswana regarding the forced resettlement of the Kalahari Bushmen. [153770]

Mr. Mullin

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has had no recent discussions with the Government of Botswana on the relocation of the Basarwa from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

I raised the subject of the Basarwa with President Mogae at CHOGM in December 2003. The British High Commission in Gaborone also discuss the issue regularly in their contacts with the Government of Botswana.