HC Deb 30 April 1965 vol 711 cc95-6W
Mr. Walden

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what further action has been decided upon by Her Majesty's Government in connection with the recent earthquake disaster in Chile.

Mr. George Thomson

The Festival Ballet is arriving in Chile early in May under the auspices of the British Council and it has been decided to arrange a charity performance in aid of the Minister of Economy's Relief Fund. Her Majesty's Ambassador will hand to the Chilean Government a cheque to the value of the Council's receipts from this special performance. This is expected to be between £700 and £850.

An advance is being obtained from the Civil Contingencies Fund pending the voting of the appropriate Estimate.