HC Deb 07 February 1989 vol 146 c580W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list those international organisations on which his Department is represented and the total cost of these commitments.

Mr. Hurd

My Department is represented at meetings arranged under the auspices of the following organisations:

  • Anglo-French Policing and Frontier Controls Working Group
  • Council of Europe
  • Commonwealth
  • Comité Technique Internationale de Prevention et d'Extinction du Feu
  • Conference Permanente Européenne de la Probation
  • European Committee on Standards
  • European Community
  • European Group on DNA Integration
  • European Civil Aviation Conference
  • IATA Working Group on Inadmissible Passengers
  • Intergovernmental Commission on Channel Tunnel
  • International Civil Aviation Organisation Facilitation Committee
  • International Maritime Organisation Facilitation Committee
  • International Standards Organisation
  • International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation
  • International Prison Chaplains' Association
  • Internationale de Métrologie Légale
  • Interpol
  • NATO
  • United Nations
  • Western European Union

In the financial year 1987–88 my Department's subscription to Interpol was £440,000, to the Major Donors' group of the United Nations fund for drug abuse control £162,000 and to the Council of Europe's co-operation group to combat drug abuse and illicit trafficking in drugs (the Pompidou group) £34,000. The cost of other commitments could be estimated only at disproportionate cost.