HC Deb 11 March 1997 vol 292 c147W
Mr. Evennett

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance he is giving to the general programmes budget for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 1996. [20008]

Dr. Liam Fox

My right hon. Friend the Minister for Overseas Development has approved a grant of £5 million for UNHCR's general programmes budget for 1997. The UK is one of the foremost national donors of UNHCR; last calendar year, our contributions, both indirect payments and assistance in kind, exceeded £30 million.

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