§ Mr. Jackson
asked the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government will make an additional contribution to the costs of the United Nations peace-keeping force in Cyprus during the first six months of its mandate.
§ Mr. George Thomson
Her Majesty's Government informed the United Nations Secretary-General on 2nd September that they were prepared to guarantee up to $400,000 or one-third (whichever were the less) of the deficit incurred during the operations of the United Nations force in Cyprus during the first six months of its mandate, provided that at least two-thirds of this deficit were pledged by other countries. This is in addition to the contributions totalling $2 million and the provision of the British contingent of which the House was informed on 23rd March, 16th June and 25th June.