HC Deb 12 July 1960 vol 626 cc90-1W
Mr. Gourlay

asked the Prime Minister what reply he sent to the letter of 23rd May from the Kirkcaldy Council of the Knights of St. Columba, regarding the Government's contribution to the Refugee Relief Fund and the number of refugees to be allowed entry to the United Kingdom.

The Prime Minister

A reply was sent on my behalf on 26th May explaining that it was not mainly through the World Refugee Year that Her Majesty's Government help refugees, and that in the current year they are giving something like £2 million for this purpose. It went on to say that the Government's main object in making their initial contribution of £200,000 to the original target of the British Committee of the World Refugee Year was to give a lead to a real national effort.