HL Deb 03 August 1966 vol 276 cc1451-2WA

asked Her Majesty's Government

(a) what is the present deficit in accounting in the regular Budget of the U.N.; (b) what has been the contribution of the U.K. to the so-called Special Fund in 1965 and the first half of 1966; (c) which countries remain in default on their regular contributions and what is the total sum in default.


The answers are as follows, those in reply to (a) and (c) being based on figures for the position as at September 30, 1965, which are the latest available:

  1. (a) On the regular budget there was a cumulative deficit of about £2 million, but about £19 million were required to bring the overall finances of the United Nations into balance;
  2. (b) £3,571,429 in 1965: nothing in first half of 1966;
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  4. (c) the countries concerned are Albania, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Byelorussian SSR, Chad, Colombia, Congo (Brazzaville), Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dahomey, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Haiti, Hungary, India, Iraq, Liberia, Mauritania, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Ukrainian SSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United Arab Republic, Upper Volta, Uruguay and Yemen. The total amount of their unpaid assessed contributions to the United Nations regular budget was £3⅓ million on the date mentioned above. At that time, however, the budget appropriations for 1965 totalling £38¾ million had not yet been voted by the General Assembly. Since that date part of the £3⅓ million has been paid.

House adjourned at Twelve minutes past Ten o'clock