HL Deb 07 June 2004 vol 662 cc5-6WA
Lord Moynihan

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why, in view of constant abuse of human rights in Zimbabwe and the breakdown of law and order, they remain of the view that there is no threat to the security of English cricketers touring Zimbabwe this year. [HL2941]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

The Government have not come to any view as to how the security situation will be in Zimbabwe in November. But Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Department for Culture, Media and Sport officials have been in close touch with the England and Wales Cricket Board over this tour, including the security aspects. The FCO's travel advice on Zimbabwe is publicly available on the FCO websitewww.fco.gov.uk and subject to constant review.