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Committees Of Privy Councillors And Committees Of Inquiry

Volume 78: debated on Wednesday 1 May 1985

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asked the Prime Minister (1) how many committees of Privy Councillors she and her predecessors have commissioned since 1955; and what were the subjects the Privy Councillors investigated, the dates they were established, who chaired them and the dates they reported;(2) how many committees of inquiry she and her predecessors have commissioned since 1955; and what were the subjects the committees investigated, the dates they were established, who chaired them and the dates they reported.

The information available is contained in the following two tables. As we do not hold central records, we cannot be absolutely sure that it is complete.

The replenishment of the International fund for agricultural development (IFAD) was not discussed specifically in Bonn. IFAD is financed on the basis of equitable burden-sharing among its member countries. The Government contributed 5 per cent. of the share provided by OECD countries to the last replenishment, and we would expect to contribute a similar share of the next one if and when it is approved by the donors collectively.