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British Commonwealth Ex-Services League

Volume 931: debated on Wednesday 11 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance will be offered by the British Government towards the triennial Conference of the British Commonwealth Ex-Services League to be held in Edinburgh on 23rd to 27th May.

I am glad to say that the British Government are prepared to make a grant of £5,000 towards the cost of this conference. In agreeing to make this grant, the Government have in mind the important work being done by the British Commonwealth Ex-Services League towards the welfare of ex-Service men throughout the Commonwealth and its contribution towards intra-Common-wealth relations.Parliament will be asked to approve the necessary Supplementary Estimate in due course. In the meantime, an advance will be sought from the Contingencies Fund.