HC Deb 11 November 1953 vol 520 cc46-7W
84. Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what contribution is to be made by the United Kingdom in the coming year to the United Nations' programme of technical assistance to under-developed areas.

Mr. Nutting

Subject to parliamentary approval, Her Majesty's Government propose to contribute£600,000 in the coming year to the United Nations Expanded Technical Assistance Programme. If the total pledged by all countries (including the United Kingdom) exceeds $25 million, Her Majesty's Government are ready to increase this contribution by a further£50,000.

It is intended to make an advance payment of£150,000 early in January, in order to assist the administration of the programme.