§ Mr. Eastham
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what contributions the United Kingdom Government made to the World Health Organisation in(a) 1981, (b) 1991 and (c) 1994; if these funds were directed to (i) the World Health Organisation headquarters or (ii) the regional office in Copenhagen; who determined the level of contributions; at what time of the year the contributions were requested; if such funding is linked to inflation; and when the next review of financial allocations will take place.
§ Mr. Malone
The United Kingdom contribution to the World Health Organisation regular budget was as follows:
- 1981: £4,286,214.93
- 1991: £8,357,571.23
- 1994: £13,432,053.21
These funds were directed to the WHO's headquarters in Geneva. The level of the United Kingdom contribution is in accordance with the United Nations's scale of assessment adjusted to the specific requirements of the WHO. The WHO biennial budget is set at the world health assembly. Contributions are payable in two instalments to be submitted by 1 January. Inflation, in line with the standard assessment for all United Nations organisations, is one of the factors taken into account in determining the budget with the next biennial budget for 1996–97 is due to be set at the world health assembly in May.