§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what response the Government have made to the appeal 285W for food for the Palestine refugees made by the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation on 30th April, 1968.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
This is still under consideration. However, since, as my hon. Friend announced in the House on 1st April, Her Majesty's Government have this year increased their regular contribution to the Palestine refugees through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency by some £268,000 to a total of £1,875,000, a further contribution in cash or kind is unlikely to be possible in present circumstances.