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Political And Publicity Organisations(Nato Grants)

Volume 979: debated on Thursday 28 February 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what funds, drawn from the contributions of member States, NATO has provided to political and publicity organisations in the United Kingdom over the last five years; which organisations received grants; and what were the sums paid in each case.

I am informed that over the last five years NATO has allocated £48,190 to such organisations for educational and publicity purposes. This figure has been distributed as follows:

to the Labour and Trades Union Press Service:
1976£6,000
1977£6,600
1978£6,050
1979£6,535
1980£7,150 (earmarked)
to British Atlantic Youth:
1976nil
1977£1,000
1978£1,200
1979£2,000
1980£2,000 (earmarked)
to the European Atlantic Movement:
1976nil
1977£1,600
1978£1,600
1979£5,800
1980nil
In addition, the British Atlantic Committee received £655 from NATO in 1979. This payment was a management fee for the organisation of an international conference held in this country and funded by the NATO Information Service.