Iraqi Refugees

Part of Constitutional Reform – in the House of Commons at 5:45 pm on 3rd July 1991.

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Photo of Mr James Lester Mr James Lester , Broxtowe 5:45 pm, 3rd July 1991

On that critical point, would it not be a good idea if, as we said in the Select Committee's report, instead of waiting until things happen and then making an appeal, standby credits were automatically available as soon as the Security Council said that such help was necessary? In that way the UNCHR could draw on them without having to embark on the long drawn-out process of asking for funds and then getting only half of what is needed.