HC Deb 08 May 1962 vol 659 cc23-4W
35. Mr. Randall

asked the Lord Privy Seal what was the response of Her Majesty's Government to the request of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the immediate supply of 15,000 tents as a first measure to organise the orderly return of the Algerian refugees now in Morocco and Tunisia.

Mr. Heath

In response to the United Nations High Commissioner's recent appeal, Her Majesty's Government propose, subject to Parliamentary approval, to purchase through the agency of the British Red Cross Society some 500 family-size tents, which are urgently needed in the repatriation operation, at a cost of approximately eight thousand five hundred pounds. Parliament will in due course be asked to vote that amount by means of a Supplementary Estimate. In the meantime an advance will be obtained from the Civil Contingencies Fund.