HC Deb 23 November 1979 vol 974 c366W
Mr. Brocklebank-Fowler

asked the Lord Privy Seal what requests for aid received from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees are outstanding; and if he is in a position to make a statement about further support for refugees in Uganda and Kampuchea.

Mr. Ridley

We have yet to reply to the recent appeal by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in respect of Cambodian refugees now in Thailand. However, we have pledged £6 million this year to the High Commissioner's general programmes, which finance some of his activities in Thailand. We shall also be bearing our share of about £4 million of European Community aid for these activities. No other requests are outstanding.

We have informed the High Commissioner that we cannot help with his appeal in respect of refugees in Uganda. Earlier this year, we made directly to the Uganda Government a £2 million rehabilitation grant, which includes provision for help for refugees.

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