Oral Answers to Questions — U.N.R.W.a. (United Kingdom Contribution)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th March 1957.

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Photo of Mr John Biggs-Davison Mr John Biggs-Davison , Chigwell 12:00 am, 20th March 1957

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what contribution has lately been made by the United Kingdom to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East; and in what currency.

Photo of Mr William Ormsby-Gore Mr William Ormsby-Gore , Oswestry

In the current financial year the United Kingdom has paid the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees the following sums: 8th August, 1956, £714,286; 9th January, 1957, £857,143; 5th March, 1957, £357,143; making a total of £1,928,572.

The payments were made to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency's account in London in sterling.

Photo of Mr John Biggs-Davison Mr John Biggs-Davison , Chigwell

Can the Minister say whether a part of this money is to be used towards supporting the United Nations Emergency Force?