§ Lord Vivian
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the Lancaster House Agreement on Rhodesia acknowledged that those holding British passports have the right to own land in Zimbabwe.
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)
The Zimbabwe Independence Constitution, agreed at Lancaster House, made no reference to citizenship as a condition of land ownership. Its Declaration of Rights offers, protection from arbitrary deprivation of any property, or interest in property. Many foreign companies and holders of non-Zimbabwe passports own land in Zimbabwe.