HC Deb 07 November 1955 vol 545 c143W
4. Mr. Fenner Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what answer Her Majesty's Government has given to the Committee of Nine instructed by the United Nations Assembly to ask States Members the degree of moral and material support which may be expected for the Special United Nations Fund for Economic Development.

Mr. Turton

The full text of Her Majesty's Government's answer is available in the Library of the House.

The answer made it clear that while Her Majesty's Government support the principle of S.U.N.F.E.D., they do not consider it practicable to take any immediate steps toward the establishment of such a fund. The reply gave details of contributions from United Kingdom sources to the economic development of underdeveloped territories in the Commonweath, amounting to some £120 millions in 1953, and criticised a number of points in the Committee's Report, some of which have since been met.