HC Deb 19 November 1956 vol 560 c48W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the total financial and medical aid offered by the United Kingdom to Hungary at the latest convenient date; and whether he will double this free gift.

Commander Noble

The House is aware that sums of £50,000 for distribution through the International Red Cross and £10,000 specifically for aid to refugees have been made available by Her Majesty's Government. In addition, the principal appeals by the Lord Mayor, the Red Cross and other voluntary bodies have raised over £450,000. Her Majesty's Government will contribute to the fund for Hungarian relief set up by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. I cannot yet say what the amount of this contribution will be.