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Zimbabwe: Asylum

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps are being taken to ensure the payment of pensions to former Zimbabwean public servants now residing in the UK; and if he will make a statement. (258266)

We are concerned about the non-payment of pensions by the Zimbabwean authorities, who have long been failing on their legal commitment to pay the pensions of former employees of the Southern Rhodesian Government and other Zimbabwean pensioners.

We are aware of the severe difficulties this causes to former Zimbabwean public servants now residing in the UK and will continue to remind the Zimbabwean authorities of their legal commitment.