§ Mr. Ernie Roberts
asked the Lord Privy Seal how much emergency aid has been given to Kampuchea; and how much of it went to the Thai border refugees and to the Pol Pot forces respectively.
§ Mr. Luce
Since November 1979, we have provided or pledged about £5.2 million through international and voluntary relief organisations for humanitarian aid for the people of Cambodia.
Some £1.2 million of this sum was specifically earmarked for Cambodian refugees in Thailand or on the Thai/Cambodian border. The remainder was made available to the relief organisations for distribution at their discretion to Cambodian civilians in need, either in Cambodia or in Thailand and on the border. No United Kingdom funds were pledged for distribution to the Pol Pot forces or any other military groups.