HC Deb 19 October 1981 vol 10 cc76-7W
Mr. Gourlay

asked the Lord Privy Seal what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government towards resolution 751 of 1981 of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe concerning the refugees from El Salvador

Mr. Luce:

Her Majesty's Government have repeatedly made clear their wish to see an early end to the violence in El Salvador and the attainment of a just political settlement through the holding of elections.

Her Majesty's Government share the concern expressed in the resolution for the plight of Salvadorean refugees, have donated £100,000 to the International Committee for the Red Cross and will shortly be seeking parliamentary approval to provide £100,000 to a similar programme for Salvadorean refugees organised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.