§ Mr. Raison
The Government support the United Nations development programme as the central funding and co-ordinating agency for UN techical assistance. They intend to maintain their support for this programme within the constraints resulting from the need to restrict Government expenditure and the pressure of other aid commitments.
For 1983 the United Kingdom contribution to this programme will be £18.5 million, the same as in 1982. I cannot yet say what will be the level of our contribution for 1984.