Iraqi Refugees

Part of Constitutional Reform – in the House of Commons at 7:03 pm on 3rd July 1991.

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Photo of Miss Emma Nicholson Miss Emma Nicholson , Torridge and West Devon 7:03 pm, 3rd July 1991

Does the hon. Gentleman agree that, although the British public's generosity in giving goods was tremendous, in times of disaster relief, it is more practical to give money? The same goods could have been purchased in Teheran. In fact, three times as much could have been purchased for the value of the goods that were piling up at London airport. It would be in everybody's interests to encourage people to give money and not goods in any future disaster.