§ 37. Mr. David Watkins
asked the Lord Privy Seal what was the United Kingdom contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in the Middle East in 1979–80; and what contribution is proposed for 1980–81.
§ Mr. Neil Marten
In 1979–80 we paid £4.8 million to the agency's 1980 programme budget of $217.2 million. This year we shall provide £5 million towards the 1981 programme budget of $236.9 million. In addition, we are meeting about one-fifth of the European Community's food aid contributions, which in 1980 will cost the Community about $26 million.