HC Deb 27 March 1990 vol 170 c134W
76. Mr. Boyes

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in which activities of UNESCO British scientists still participate; and what funding he provides to support these activities.

Mr. Sainsbury

British scientists play an active role in a number of UNESCO projects. In particular they are involved with the intergovernmental oceanographic organisation, of which we remain a member; the international hydrological programme; man and the biosphere programme; and the international geological correlation programme.

Financial support from ODA available to these projects from the money saved by our withdrawal from UNESCO totalled £296,000 in 1988–89. United Kingdom scientific consultants have also been involved in a number of UNESCO programmes.

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