HL Deb 05 July 1993 vol 547 cc40-1WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What has been the budget of the United Nations Centre for Human Rights in each year since 1985; what proportion of the total UN expenditure this represents; and what has been the increase in mandates and workload since 1985.

Baroness Chalker of Wallasey

The precise information requested is not centrally recorded and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. Some information on the levels of staffing, mandates and workload of the UN Centre for Human Rights since 1985 can be found in United Nations Document A/CONF.157/PC/60/ADD.7, copies of which have been placed in the Libraries of the House.

Figures for the budget allocated specifically to the Centre for Human Rights, and for the centre's actual expenditure, can only be provided at disproportionate cost. The budget allocated to the overall human rights programme since 1986, and these figures as a percentage of the total UN regular budget, are as follows:

$ Allocated to Human Rights Programme Regular Percentage of Total Budget
1986–87 9,776,800 0.56
1988–89 17,008,800 0.96
1990–91 17,387,700 0.88
1992–93 24,217,000 1.03