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Palestine

Volume 983: debated on Wednesday 23 April 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what is the value of aid given to the Palestinian people and Palestinian organisations by the British Government for the last five years, including the current year.

The value of Government aid—excluding British Council funded expenditure—given to Palestinians including those in the Israeli-occupied territories in the last five years is as follows.

YearContributions to United Nations Relief and Works AgencyEducational assistance, capital aid and technical co-operation awards for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza
£million£
1976–773·00
1977–783·508,000
1978–794·0561,000
1979–804·4076,000
1980–814·50*49,000†
* Pledged of which £2·25 million has already been remitted.
† Current estimate.
In addition to these figures approximately £4,000 worth of medical equipment

AVERAGE MONTHLY RATE OF UNEMPLOYMENT
197419751976
CountyMalesFemalesMalesFemalesMalesFemales
South Glamorgan4·30·96·61·78·03·0
Mid Glamorgan5·82·18·23·89·55·9
West Glamorgan3·72·14·93·16·64·6
Gwent3·81·86·23·58·25·5
Dyfed5·01·97·23·49·35·3
Powys3·21·25·83·47·33·3
Gwynedd8·12·411·42·512·35·4
Clwyd5·81·99·34·011·06·1

was given in 1978–79 to the Palestinian Red Crescent.