HC Deb 06 February 1968 vol 758 cc94-6W
Mr. G. Campbell

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will furnish the figures for the contributions in 1967 by the United Kingdom to the United Nations, its organs, and the specialised agencies.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts

The following is the information requested:

United Nations Regular Budget 2,708
Special Accounts:
Middle East Operation (UNEF) 388
United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) 1,786
World Food Programme 410
Cyprus Operation (UNFICYP):
Voluntary Fund 1,564
United Kingdom contingent 565
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 120
International Atomic Energy Agency:
Regular Budget 205
Operational Budget 39
United Nations Development Programme:
Expanded Programme for Technical Assistance 1,696
Special Fund 2,500*
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 400
United Nations Water Desalination Programme 25
United Nations Trust Fund for South Africa 14
United Nations Education and Training Programne for South Africa 36
Specialised Agencies:
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) 807
Food and Agriculture Organisation Voluntary Funds 43†
World Health Organisation (WHO) 1,224
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) 733
International Labour Organisation (ILO) 734
International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) 182
International Telecommunications Union (ITU) 132
World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) 46
Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organisation (IMCO) 32
Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organisation Headquarters 34
Universal Postal Union (UPU) 11
International Development Association (IDA) 17,028‡
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) —§
International Finance Corporation —§
Asian Development Bank 714
Total 34,177
* An additional£18,125 is being sought in the Spring Supplementary Estimates to cover the difference between our pledge ($7,000,000) and

the amount paid in November, 1967 ($6,956,500) and also to provide the balance necessary because of devaluation.

† The difference between this figure and that for 1966 is accounted for by the fact that the United Kingdom made a voluntary contribution of vaccine to the value of £100,000 in 1966.

‡This figure represents the drawings in 1967 on the United Kingdom contribution. The annual contribution for the period 1965–1967 was £11,500,000.

§The United Kingdom contributed to the capital stock of IBRD and IFC when these organisations were established; no United Kingdom contribution was made to either organisation in 1967.