HC Deb 17 March 1989 vol 149 c396W
Sir Michael McNair-Wilson

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what discussions he has had about providing some financial assistance for the Pe to international institute in Budapest; and whether he has yet made a decision.

Mr. Scott

Ministers received an invitation from the Hungarian Government in December 1988 to participate in developing an international Peto institute. I met a delegation from the Hungarian Government in London on 17 January to discuss the Hungarian plan in greater detail, and ways in which any financial contribution from the United Kingdom could benefit children in this country, both through their use of the international institute, and through continued Hungarian support for related developments in the United Kingdom. These discussions are continuing.