HC Deb 01 July 1977 vol 934 c356W
Mr. Michael Morris

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the Government's current financial aid to the War Graves Commission.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

Her Majesty's Government finance 77.81 per cent. of the expenditure of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The remainder is financed by the other participating Commonwealth Governments. In addition. Her Majesty's Government refund value added tax paid by the Commission in the United Kingdom. As indicated in the Supply Estimate for Class II Vote 6 (HC 231-II) the estimated United Kingdom contribution in 1977–78 is £5,333,000.