§ 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:
£'000 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.