HC Deb 16 July 1970 vol 803 cc1720-1
Q3. Mr. Prentice

asked the Prime Minister if he will carry out the engagement, accepted by his predecessor, to attend the General Assembly of the United Nations this autumn so as to participate with other heads of Governments in the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the United Nations and the launching of the Second Development Decade.

The Prime Minister

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Prentice

Does the Prime Minister expect to be able to assure the General Assembly that Britain will make a substantial contribution to the objectives of the Second Development Decade? If so, will he ensure that the Cabinet bears all this in mind when considering the aid figures as part of the public expenditure review?

The Prime Minister

Obviously, I have not yet considered the contents of my speech, but I think that the right hon. Gentleman knows of my deep personal concern about aid and U.N.C.T.A D., and it may well be a suitable opportunity for me again to make the position of this country plain.