HC Deb 07 November 1978 vol 957 cc147-8W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will bring

Committee of Wisemen; and whether she will make a statement.

Mrs. Hart

Advisory bodies are set up by the director-general from time to time to advise him on various aspects of UNESCO's work. I am not myself aware of one called the Committee of Wisemen.

Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Minister of Overseas Development how the United Kingdom financial contribution to UNESCO compares with that of the United States of America and other leadinf powers.

Mrs. Hart

Assessed contributions to the regular budget of UNESCO for the biennium 1977–78 total US․216,300,000. The contributions for this period of the nine member States whose aggregate represents almost 75 per cent. of the total were assessed as follows:

up to date in line with benefit changes due to take effect next November his reply to the hon. Member for Norfolk, North, Official Report 12th July, columns 615–16, showing the net weekly spending power of a lone mother at different levels of earnings and when unemployed, on the assumption that when working she is contracted in the State pension scheme.

Mr. Orme

I will let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.

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