§ 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 4W 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).
U.S.$ 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