HC Deb 09 November 1954 vol 532 cc121-2W
84. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to a resolution passed by the General Council of the United Nations Organisation asking for £3 million for the United Nations Technical Assistance Fund from Great Britain; and, in view of the poverty of many under-developed countries, what contribution has been made by Her Majesty's Government to this fund, and what further amounts have now been promised.

Mr. Turton

I presume the hon. Member has in mind a resolution by the United Nations Association, at its meeting at Harrogate in July. United Kingdom contributions to the Expanded Technical Assistance Programme have been as follows:

1950–51 760,000
1952 450,000
1953 500,000
1954 650,000

As to the contribution proposed for 1955, I have nothing to add to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Minister of State to the hon. Members for Dundee, East (Mr. G. M. Thomson), Accrington (Mr. H. Hynd) and The Hartlepools (Mr. D. Jones) on 1st November.