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Zimbabwe: British Nationality

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of British nationals who have left Zimbabwe since the March 2008 elections. (218328)

We estimate the number of British nationals currently resident in Zimbabwe to be approximately 14,000. We know from our network of consular correspondents in Zimbabwe that there has been a steady trickle of British nationals leaving the country since the March elections. During this period 70 British nationals have informed our embassy in Harare that they have left Zimbabwe, but many others could have left without informing either our embassy or their consular correspondent.