VIDEO: MP asks Foreign Office to help resolve former Zimbabwe policeman’s pension

MP Steve Barclay

MP Steve Barclay - Credit: IAN BURT

MP STEVE Barclay has called for Government help to try and obtain a pension due to a former Zimbabwean police officer now living in the Fens.

Mr Barclay raised the case of John Scott during a Parliamentary question and answer session to Foreign and Commonwealth Office ministers.

The MP for NE Cambs told the Commons that Mr Scott and many other British Citizens are experiencing hardship as a result of Zimbabwe’s decision to halt pensions’ payments.

“I requested a meeting with the minister to discuss Mr Scott’s case and how best to seek redress for many others like him,” said Mr Barclay.

He told the Commons: “Sanctions against Zimbabwe were recently eased and the UK gave £90 million in aid last year, but many British pensioners are being robbed of their pensions, following Mugabe’s decision in 2002 to stop paying pensions to British citizens.

“Will the Minister meet me to discuss the case of my constituent Mr Scott, who worked for the Zimbabwean police for over 20 years and is being denied his pension, to end this injustice?”

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