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Bangladesh (Refugees)

Volume 952: debated on Friday 23 June 1978

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development when she proposes to make available to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees the contribution of £750,000 announced in the House on 6th June to his appeal on behalf of those refugees who have crossed from Burma into Bangladesh.

Parliamentary approval to this service is being sought in the Summer Supplementary Estimates for the Overseas Aid Vote. Pending that approval the necessary expenditure will be met by repayable advances from the Contingencies Fund.