HC Deb 25 February 1963 vol 672 cc125-6W
Mr. Warbey

asked the Secretary for Technical Co-operation why Her Majesty's Government contributed only £335,000 and 4 per cent. of the total budget to the United Nations Children's Fund in 1962, compared with an average contribution to world agencies of about 10 per cent.

Mr. Vosper

Her Majesty's Government see no particular merit in comparing their contributions to the many international agencies with one another as a percentage of the total of contributions to each agency. The British contribution to the United Nations Children's Fund has been multiplied by more than six over the last 10 years and stands at a reasonable level.