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NHS Trust Chairmen: Appointment Details

Baroness Gardner of Parkes asked Her Majesty's Government:

Baroness Jay of Paddington: To date, 23 chairmen who had served only one term and stood for reappointment have not been reappointed. Of these, seven were women. All appointees are advised that there can be no presumption of reappointment at the end of any term of appointment served.

House of Lords: Reform

Lord Bethell asked Her Majesty's Government:

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The Lord Privy Seal (Lord Richard): The Government will bring forward their proposals for fulfilling their manifesto commitments on reforming the House of Lords in due course.

Zimbabwe: UK Aid

Lord Brabazon of Tara asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What was the total amount of aid given to Zimbabwe, including both bilateral aid and the United Kingdom's share of European Union aid, for each of the last five years; and what is projected for the next three years.

Lord Whitty: The British aid programme to Zimbabwe for the financial years 1992-93 to 1996-97 was:


    1992-93: £39.1 million


    1993-94: £24.6 million


    1994-95: £27.5 million


    1995-96: £14.8 million


    1996-97: £11.1 million

The UK share of multilateral aid to Zimbabwe, including that through the EU, for the calendar years 1991 to 1995 (the most up-to-date figures available), was:


    1991: £1.7 million, of which £1.1 million through the EU


    1992: £6.7 million, of which £2.1 million through the EU


    1993: £9.1 million, of which £5.7 million through the EU


    1994: £15.8 million, of which £10.6 million through the EU


    1995: £7.4 million, of which £6.3 million through the EU

Future aid levels to Zimbabwe will depend on the Zimbabwe Government's commitment to the reduction of poverty, which will be the basis for consideration of the possibility of establishing a partnership as explained in the White Paper on international development.

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