HC Deb 23 October 1961 vol 646 cc12-3W
39. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Lord Privy Seal what special contributions have been made to the United Nations expenses in the Congo by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United Kingdom, respectively; and what is his policy with regard to a continuance of contributions in view of recent military activity by United Nations troops in Katanga.

Mr. Heath

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics have refused to pay their assessed contribution to the operation and they have made no voluntary contribution, apart from a waiver of some 1.3 million dollars in respect of initial airlift costs and the provision of certain food supplies. Her Majesty's Government have paid more than 15 million dollars to the operation, in cash and kind. It is their policy to meet their obligations.

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