§ 6. Mr. Eric Fletcher
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can now announce what contribution His Majesty's Government are prepared to make to the International Children's Emergency Fund.
§ 18. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can now state to what extent or in what manner the decision to contribute to the International Children's Emergency Fund is to be implemented.
§ The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Ernest Bevin)
His Majesty's Government have decided to make a contribution of £100,000 but the exact fashion in which this will be allocated is not yet determined.
§ Mr. Sorensen
May I ask my right hon. Friend whether this is a final contribution, and whether no further money is expected?
§ Mr. Lipson
May I ask my right hon. Friend if his statement means that the Government's contribution will be made exclusively to the Lord Mayor's Appeal Fund?
§ Mr. Warbey
Is my right hon. Friend aware that this amount is only about one-tenth of the sum that some of us had hoped His Majesty's Government would be able to contribute, and that it represents only one-eighth of the amount which has been contributed, for example, by the Government of Australia? Will he not see whether a little more generous contribution could not be made by this country?
§ Mr. Hector Hughes
Will the Minister say how this Fund will be administered, how the beneficiaries will be selected, and how will any possible dispute about these matters be determined?
§ Mr. Sorensen
May I, for further clarification, ask my right hon. Friend whether this sum will be paid to the Lord Mayor's Fund, and whether it precludes a certain percentage increase on other contributions? Will he say if this amount goes direct to the Lord Mayor's Appeal Fund?