HC Deb 08 November 1967 vol 753 c109W
52. Mr. Gregor Mackenzie

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what part the United Kingdom will play in the World Weather Watch.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

Over the next four years our contribution is expected to amount to some £2½ to £3 million or about 7 per cent. of the total estimated cost. We have offered to act as a Regional Meteorological Centre and a Regional Telecommunications Hub, to continue to develop our research efforts, to improve surface and upper air observations, to provide free training for overseas meteorologists, to make substantial amounts of equipment available for use for developing countries and to make an additional annual contribution of £30,000 to the World Meteorological Organisation.