§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list in the Official Report the names of each international organisation representing local government or local government activities in Europe to which financial contributions are made by (a) his Department and (b) the European Community, together with the amount of the payment made.
§ Mr. Whitney
The international organisation representing local government and local government activities in Europe to which the Foreign and Commonwealth Office makes contribution is the Council of Europe. The Council of Europe funds the Conference of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe from its ordinary budget. Appropriations under this head in 1982 were French Francs 2,704,000 (£248,639) and French324W Francs 3,044,500 (£272,935) for 1983. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office contribution to the Council of Europe ordinary budget for the period January to December 1982 was French France 41,484,313 (£4,102,068) and for the same period in 1983 was French Francs 44,822,905 (£4,018,310).
We are not aware of any contributions by the European Community to any international organisation representing local government or local government activities in Europe.