§ 49. Mr. Thomas Reid
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what Governments are contributing to the proposed fund in aid of Arab refugees.
§ Mr. Eden
Over 30 Governments have made or offered contributions, amounting in all to 67 million dollars towards the total required for the first year of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency's 250 million dollar three-year programme. Her Majesty's Government, in offering the equivalent of 12.4 million dollars, are the second largest contributors. Since the list is a long one. 2283 I will, with the hon. Gentleman's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Colonel Alan Gomme-Duncan
Can my right hon. Friend say whether that list includes the State of Israel?
§ Mr. Eden
Yes, it does—57,500 dollars. In addition, in the conversations I have had with the Foreign Secretary of Israel, it has been agreed that they will take steps to deal with the Arab refugee problem within their own borders, which is quite a serious one. It will help us very much if they do that.
§ Following is the list:
§ According to our latest information, the following Governments are contributing to the programme, for July, 1951, to June, 1952:
|In terms of dollars|
|Yemen||(Large quantity of cereals)|