§ 61. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what amount we have contributed during each of the past 863 six years to the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; what is now the total available funds for the work of the United Nations; and in what British territories service from this fund is being given.
§ Mr. Ernest Davies
The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund has only been functioning since 1947. His Majesty's Government contributed £100,000 in August, 1948. In addition, the Fund has received £1,650,000 from His Majesty's Government's contribution to U.N.R.R.A. and over £350,000 from voluntary subscriptions raised in 1948 by the Lord Mayor's United Nations Appeal for Children. The total available resources of the Fund as at 6th June, 1950, were $5,970,000. Allocations have been made to the following British territories: British Honduras. Brunei, Hong Kong, Malta, Malaya. North Borneo, Sarawak, Singapore.
§ Mr. Sorensen
Is my hon. Friend satisfied with our contribution, and can he say whether we are paying a proportionate amount to the central fund, compared with other countries?
§ Mr. Davies
Yes, Sir, I think that our share, in view of the amount which was paid over as a result of our contribution to U.N.R.R.A., is a very considerable sum, and we have certainly completed our share.
§ Mr. Sorensen
Can my hon. Friend say whether the amount received in our colonial areas is at all equivalent to the amount we have paid?