HL Deb 01 March 1984 vol 448 cc1438-9WA
Lord Bethell

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How much was contributed from public funds to the Save the Children Fund for the operation of their clinic for Afghan refugees near Peshawar, Pakistan; and whether, in view of the problems faced in the operation of this clinic in eradicating tuberculosis among Afghan refugees, they will consider increasing the contribution.

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Young)

The Overseas Development Administration has since 1980 contributed 132,000 to the activities of the Save the Children Fund in helping Afghan refugees in Pakistan. We should give sympathetic consideration to any request for additional assistance by the fund.