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Needy Countries (Post-Unrra Aid)

Volume 436: debated on Monday 28 April 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will report on the findings of the Special Technical Committee set up by the General Assembly resolution in connection with post-U.N.R.R.A. aid to needy countries; and if he will make a statement.

Copies of the Committee's report are available in the Library in United Nations Document E/269. Otherwise, I have nothing to add to the answers given on 10th March to my hon. Friend the Member for Luton (Mr. Warbey).

In view of the need for rendering assistance to European countries which will now no longer obtain it from U.N.R.R.A., would not the hon. Gentleman use his efforts to speed up the report of this Committee, which may be the basis for providing this relief?

Can my hon. Friend say whether the Government have yet worked out a programme of relief in accordance with the decision of the General Assembly?

Our action is well known, and we are strictly limited by the shortage of our own resources.