HC Deb 22 November 1962 vol 667 cc154-5W
Sir C. Mott-Radclyffe

asked the Lord Privy Seal what action Her Majesty's Government have taken towards the relief of distress caused by the recent storms in Thailand.

Mr. P. Thomas

Her Majesty's Government heard with profound regret of the destruction and loss of life caused by these violent storms, the worst disaster in Thailand for fifty years, and are making a donation of £1,000 to help in relief work. The British Red Cross Society and the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief have also each contributed £1,000 in response to an appeal by the Thai Red Cross. Parliament will be asked in due course to vote the money for Her Majesty's Government's donation by means of a Supplementary Estimate to the Foreign Grants and Loans Vote. In the meantime an advance will be obtained from the Civil Contingencies Fund.

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