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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-23more like thismore than 2017-03-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: South Africa more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the Zimbabwe economy of the announcement by the South African Home Affairs Minister on 7 February that Zimbabweans who previously acquired permits to work, conduct business, or study in South Africa under special dispensation will have to follow the normal channel of applying for work and study visas when their permits expire in December, and of the extent to which those new requirements will lead to Zimbabweans holding such permits losing their jobs and rights of residence. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL6270 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-05more like thismore than 2017-04-05
star this property answer text <p>The South African Government has the right to apply their own rules about visas and work and study permits. It is for the South African and Zimbabwean authorities to comment on the impact this might have on the Zimbabwean economy and on jobs held by Zimbabweans in South Africa.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-04-05T15:56:42.063Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-05T15:56:42.063Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4549
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
790396
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Sanctions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 November (HL Deb, col 2028) that Robert Mugabe’s “followers were looting and plundering that richly endowed country”, and in the light of sanctions having previously been imposed on Robert and Grace Mugabe, why financial sanctions have not been imposed on other persons involved or connected with the Mugabe regime. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL3306 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>EU sanctions were imposed on others in the Mugabe regime in the past, but successively lifted over the years, except for Mugabe, his wife and Zimbabwe Defence Industries. There are suspended sanctions on five security chiefs.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T12:19:41.713Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T12:19:41.713Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
1005617
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the current political and economic situation in Zimbabwe. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL11388 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>As highlighted in the international electoral mission's reports, there remain significant shortcomings in the electoral system which must be addressed to build much-needed confidence in Zimbabwe's democratic process. It is vital that Zimbabwe's political leaders focus on moving the country forward, with all parties rejecting violence, upholding the rule of law, and putting the best interests of the country first.</p><p>Zimbabwe faces its most serious economic situation since 2008, with simultaneous cash, liquidity and fiscal crises. Without fundamental reform, the economic crisis will deepen. The UK stands ready to play a role in support of Zimbabwe's recovery, but this must be on the basis of genuine political and economic reforms.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T15:51:58.997Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T15:51:58.997Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1042137
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the current protests in Harare, (2) the police tactics used in response to those protests, and (3) the potential impact on the stability of that country of the government of Zimbabwe’s decision to increase fuel prices by 150 per cent. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL12873 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>While we condemn the violent behaviour of some protestors, and unlawful acts such as arson and looting, we are deeply concerned that Zimbabwe’s security forces have acted disproportionately in response. In particular, there are disturbing reports of use of live ammunition, intimidation and excessive force. On 17 January the Minister for Africa summoned the Zimbabwean Ambassador to highlight our concern at the ongoing situation in Zimbabwe.</p><p>Comprehensive and difficult economic reforms are necessary to address Zimbabwe’s economic challenges. However, the Government must implement these as part of a broad strategy, seeking the advice of the International Monetary Fund.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T15:31:44.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T15:31:44.77Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1046327
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Zimbabwe following reports of recent violence; and what plans they have for continued engagement with that government on that issue. more like this
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Baroness Stroud more like this
star this property uin HL13034 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
star this property answer text <p>The Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin MP, summoned the Zimbabwean Ambassador on 17 January to express our concern at the ongoing situation in Zimbabwe. Minister Baldwin urged Zimbabwe to stop disproportionate use of force by the security forces and investigate any cases of alleged human rights abuses. On 21 January the Foreign Secretary, in a public message to President Mnangagwa, urged him not to turn back the clock and to work with all Zimbabweans in dialogue for a better future.</p><p>We will continue to raise our serious concerns, and push for a thorough investigation, with the Government of Zimbabwe through our Embassy in Harare and Ministerial interventions.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-01-31T14:31:35.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T14:31:35.913Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4546
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Stroud more like this
1047578
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Zimbabwe about the ongoing political and economic situation in that country. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL13071 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
star this property answer text <p>The Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, summoned the Zimbabwean Ambassador on 17 January to express our concern at the ongoing situation in Zimbabwe. Minister Baldwin urged Zimbabwe to stop disproportionate use of force by the security forces and investigate any cases of alleged human rights abuses. On 21 January the Foreign Secretary, in a public message to President Mnangagwa, urged him not to turn back the clock and to work with all Zimbabweans in dialogue for a better future.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-01-31T14:33:01.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T14:33:01.627Z
star this property answering member
4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
4549
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
1047579
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will introduce proposals to support economic renewal in Zimbabwe that are conditional on reforms in that country to (1) end political intimidation and violence, (2) guarantee a fair playing field for all political parties, (3) ensure the rule of law, (4) provide for the independence of the judiciary, and (5) require the security forces to respect the human rights of all citizens of that country. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL13072 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to call for the Government of Zimbabwe to uphold the rule of law and human rights and promote free and fair elections, under the protection of the 2013 Constitution and international human rights law. We have made clear to the Government of Zimbabwe that the UK stands ready to support Zimbabwe’s economic recovery but only on the basis of fundamental economic and political reform.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T12:32:29.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T12:32:29.51Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4549
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Zimbabwe about political violence and the political impartiality of the Zimbabwe Republic Police in dealing with this violence. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL4307 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-17more like thismore than 2015-12-17
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the response given in the other place by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), to the right hon. Member for Leeds Central (Mr Benn) on 27 October 2015 [12945], summarising our assessment of the political situation. There have been reports of political violence, directed against the opposition Movement for Democratic Change as well as between factions of the governing Zimbabwe African National Union party in recent months. Our Ambassador in Harare raised our concerns with the Government of Zimbabwe on 1 December. The UK remains committed to supporting the aspirations of the Zimbabwean people for a more peaceful, democratic, stable and prosperous Zimbabwe, free from political violence and repression.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-12-17T15:44:43.607Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-17T15:44:43.607Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4549
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
539221
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star this property date less than 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 14 July (HL1012) in which they stated that the IMF "noted Zimbabwe's good progress and encouraged further reforms", what policies or actions they classify as examples of Zimbabwe's good progress on either economic or political reform. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL1297 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-29more like thismore than 2016-07-29
star this property answer text <p>Following its May 2016 Article IV Consultation with Zimbabwe, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) noted that “despite the adverse environment, the authorities have reduced the fiscal deficit in both 2014 and 2015. They have started to rationalise public expenditures by implementing recommendations from the 2015 civil service audit. They are also amending the Public Financial Management and Procurement Acts. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has taken measures to restore confidence in the financial sector. All banks in operations now have capital buffers above the minimum requirements”. The IMF assessment did not cover political reform.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-07-29T13:59:20.517Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-29T13:59:20.517Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4549
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-13more like thismore than 2016-09-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they consider the government of Zimbabwe would need to fulfil, in terms of demonstrating sustained adherence to the constitution of Zimbabwe and a sustained commitment to protecting the human rights of Zimbabwe citizens, before they would provide financial support for a land reform programme. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL1855 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-26more like thismore than 2016-09-26
star this property answer text <p>Land reform in Zimbabwe is essential for improving agricultural productivity and broader economic development. The British Government has consistently said that it would be ready to join international partners in supporting a land reform programme in Zimbabwe that is transparent, fair, legal and within the context of a broad range of reforms. Separately, we continue to call, both bilaterally and in partnership with others, for an end to human rights abuses and the restoration of internationally accepted standards.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-09-26T15:29:29.34Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-26T15:29:29.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4549
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this