§ Mr. G. Campbell
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the present estimate of the deficit in the financing of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Cyprus; and what action Her Majesty's Government are now taking to help meet this situation.
§ Mr. Padley
I understand that the latest estimate of the deficit in respect of the United Nations peace-keeping Force in Cyprus up to the 26th of December, 1965, is of the order of $4 million. We are discussing with representatives of other interested countries in New York the means to make good this deficit. We are ready ourselves to make a substantial contribution but expect other countries to offer contributions as well. As regards the period of the current mandate, i.e. from the 26th of December, 1965, to the 26th of March, I understand that the latest estimate of the funds required is $5.1 million, towards which pledges totalling $3.35 million have so far been received including $1 million from the United Kingdom. Other pledges are expected.