HC Deb 05 December 1985 vol 88 cc347-8W
Mr. Strang

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which organisations claiming to be working for peace have been refused grants-in-aid from his Department.

Mr. Eggar

In awarding grants-in-aid to non-governmental organisations we have regard to whether their purposes are in accordance with our foreign policy objective, including the preservation of international peace with freedom and justice. Many organisations would claim to be working for peace to a greater or lesser extent. Some applicants have been refused, but we do not maintain a comprehensive list of such refusals. I should be happy to write to the hon. Member about any specific organisation he has in mind.