§ 46. Miss Joan Lestor
asked the Minister of Overseas Development what response she intends to make to the appeal made by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for aid to refugees in Southern Africa.
§ Mrs. Hart
We are providing about £900,000 to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for this purpose. This will be in addition to our regular contribution this year to UNHCR £700,000 to our recent contributions to UNHCR special appeals in various parts of the world, and to the special contribution of £200,000 announced last April for assistance to Rhodesian refugees, particularly children, who had fled into adjacent countries, mainly in Botswana. Parliamentary approval for this expenditure will be sought in a Supplementary Estimate for the Overseas Aid Vote.