§ Lord HolmPatrick
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What assistance they gave to the general programmes budget of the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees in 1996.
§ Lord Chesham
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.