§ Mr. Hattersley
asked the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government will give assistance to the victims of the recent typhoon in the Southern Philippines.
§ Mr. Padley
Her Majesty's Government are making arrangements to provide medical supplies for the relief of those rendered homeless in the Southern Philippines. The cost of Her Majesty's Government's contribution will be £1,000. Parliament will in due course be asked to vote 57W this amount by means of a Supplementary Estimate. In the meantime, an advance is being obtained from the Civil Contingencies Fund.