HC Deb 09 March 1967 vol 742 c342W
Q13. Sir Knox Cunningham

asked the Prime Minister if the payments made to Amnesty International were made with his authority; for what reason such payments were made; and what was the total amount paid by Her Majesty's Government during 1966 to Amnesty International.

The Prime Minister

Her Majesty's Government were approached by a member of the organisation concerned for the humanitarian purpose of helping the families of men who have been oppressively detained. We thought it right to suggest possible donors who might be willing to help.