§ 21. Mr. Prentice
asked the Secretary for Technical Co-operation if the Government will reconsider the level of their contribution in 1962 to United Nations technical assistance and pre-investment programmes in the light of the discussions currently taking place in the Economic and Social Council on the United Nations Development Decade.
§ Mr. Vosper
I would refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply given him on 10th July by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
§ Mr. Prentice
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that after the United 395 Nations General Assembly approved the resolution on the U.N. Development Decade it passed another resolution setting a new target of 150 million dollars for technical assistance and pre-investment programmes for 1962 and the United Kingdom voted for both resolutions? In those circumstances, how can he maintain and justify a contribution geared to the old target if the Government are to prove their sincerity in approving the whole idea of the Development Decade?
§ Mr. Vosper
If the hon. Member studies those resolutions, as I am sure he has, he will see that we have pledged ourselves to review our contributions in the autumn and that we are seeking to do.