HL Deb 11 March 1997 vol 579 c17WA
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.