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South Africa: Natural Resources

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will propose a joint commitment by the UK and South Africa to implement the extractive industries transparency initiative. (320105)

The UK Government support the extractive industries transparency initiative (EITI) and collaborates with the EITI Board and Secretariat to promote the adoption and implementation of the initiative by resource rich countries. The EITI Chairman, Peter Eigen, has recently written to President Zuma encouraging South African implementation. The UK Government have no plans to propose to the president of South Africa a joint commitment by the UK and South Africa to implement the initiative.