HC Deb 01 June 1960 vol 624 cc131-2W
48. Mr. Dodds

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in view of the widespread criticism of the inadequacy of the contribution of £200,000 by Her Majesty's Government to the World Refugee Fund, if he will state the amount of the final contribution.

Dame Irene Ward

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what additional contribution to World Refugee Year is to be made by Her Majesty's Government.

Mr. Ormsby Gore

As announced by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister at the World Refugee Year finale at the Albert Hall on 30th May, Her Majesty's Government propose, subject to Parliamentary approval, to make a final contribution of £200,000 to the United Kingdom Committee for the Year. This brings the total contribution of Her Majesty's Government up to £400,000, or four times their original contribution.