HC Deb 06 March 1989 vol 148 c405W
60. Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contribution the British aid programme is making to cure the problem of iodine deficiency in developing countries.

Mr. Chris Patten

Both UNICEF and the World Health Organisation support work to prevent and control iodine deficiency disorders. During this financial year we have contributed £7.5 million to UNICEF's general resources, from which projects to correct iodine deficiency disorders will be funded.

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