HC Deb 13 April 1964 vol 693 cc3-4W
Mr. A. Henderson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will state the number of countries in arrears equalling or exceeding the amount of the contributions due from each country for the preceding two years, specifying each country and the amount of its arrears; and what action is proposed under Article 19 of the United Nations Charter.

Mr. P. Thomas

I understand that, on 8th April, 1964, 17 countries might be deemed to have fallen two years in arrears with contributions to the United Nations. The countries concerned and the amount of their arrears (in round figures) are given in the Table below.

In addition to these countries, 46 others were in arrears of less than two years with contributions to the United Nations Emergency Force in the Middle East (U.N.E.F.) and 55 with those to the United Nations force in the Congo (O.N.U.C.).

As far as action under Article 19 is concerned, I would refer the right hon. and learned Gentleman to the Answers I have given today to the hon. Gentlemen the Members for Woolwich, East (Mr. Mayhew) and Ease Ham, North (Mr. Prentice).

Argentina 3,340,000
Bolivia 125,000
Bulgaria 520,000
Byelorussian S.S.R. 1,848,000
China 14,785,000
Czechoslovakia 3,537,000
Dominican Republic 110,000
Guatemala 127,000
Haiti 132,000
Hungary 2,096,000
Paraguay 132,000
Poland 3,665,000
Rumania 1,301,000
Ukrainian S.S.R. 7,061,000
U.S.S.R 54,768,000
Uruguay 280,000
Yemen 141,000

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