§ Mr. Ancram
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government have taken to protect current and former British passport holders in Zimbabwe. 
§ Mr. Straw
We provide the same level of consular protection to British passport holders in Zimbabwe as to those in any other country. However, we are unable to provide consular protection to former British passport holders who have renounced their British citizenship to become single Zimbabwean nationals. Former British passport holders can apply to the Home Office, through the British Embassy in Harare, to have their citizenship re-instated, provided they meet the necessary criteria.