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DFID Programme (Zimbabwe)

Volume 513: debated on Thursday 8 July 2010

Today we are publishing by Command Paper the Government response to the former International Development Committee’s report on DFID’s programme in Zimbabwe. The report was published on 26 March 2010.

The report gives a sound endorsement of the UK’s work in Zimbabwe. I visited Zimbabwe in September 2009 and commend the Committee’s understanding of both the challenges Zimbabwe faces and the significant potential to rebuild the country when political progress permits. The UK remains committed to playing a leading role in Zimbabwe, both in helping the poorest and most vulnerable people to meet their basic needs and in supporting the process of reform.