Swire’s biggest concern this week: pensioners in Zimbabwe

Oral Answers to Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Veterans Abroad: Military Covenant (9 Jan 2018)
https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2018-01-09a.155.1&s=speaker%3A11265#g155.2

Hugo Swire: What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on the application of the Military Covenant’s Duty of Care to veterans living abroad.

Oral Answers to Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Veterans Abroad: Military Covenant (9 Jan 2018)
https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2018-01-09a.155.1&s=speaker%3A11265#g155.4

Hugo Swire: Of course, we very much welcome that. According to the campaigning charity, ZANE: Zimbabwe A National Emergency, there are 600 former British servicemen—those who have served the Crown—and widows of servicemen living in considerable pensioner poverty in Zimbabwe. Does the Minister agree that although the financial responsibility is that of the Government in Harare, the moral…