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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th January 1988.

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Photo of Tom Clarke Tom Clarke Shadow Minister (Disability) 12:00 am, 11th January 1988

Is the Minister aware that, just a few days ago, Moira Hart, the UNICEF emergency relief officer, was able to show me a list of donor contributions to the specific UNICEF appeal for emergency aid? Although that list covers contributions from, countries such as the United States and the Republic of Ireland, there is a significant absence of any contribution from Great Britain. From his own experience, does the Minister accept that the need for non-food aid is outstanding and urgent? Therefore, will he explain to the House why there is such an omission?