HC Deb 10 February 1960 vol 617 cc39-40W
Vice-Admiral Hughes Hallett

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will now give the figures of the amounts pledged for 1960 by Her Majesty's Government to the voluntary funds of the United Nations.

Mr. R. Allan

My right hon. and learned Friend announced in the United Nations General Assembly on 17th September, 1959, that, in 1960, subject to Parliamentary approval, Her Majesty's Government would contribute £1,785,700 to the United Nations Special Fund; £1,071,400 to the Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance and £335,000 to the United Nations Children's Fund. These represent substantial increases.

Details of the contributions are as follows:

Contribution (to nearest £100) Percentage of estimated total contributions for 1960
U.N. Special Fund 1,785,700 14.28
U.N. Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance 1,071,400 9.1
U.N. Children's Fund 335,000 4.6
U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees 1,928,600 16.0
Programme of U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees 100,000 7.6

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