HC Deb 14 July 1980 vol 988 c445W
73. Mr. Brocklebank-Fowler

asked the Lord Privy Seal what contribution his Department is making to alleviate suffering amongst refugees in Somalia; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Neil Marten

We have pledged a contribution of £850,000 for refugee relief in response to the international appeal by the UN High Commissioner for refugees, a large part of which will be provided as 5,000 tonnes of bilateral food aid. The British share of the food aid and emergency assistance provided to Somalia by the European Community since December 1979 amounts to over £2,200,000.