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Peace Organisations (Grants)

Volume 87: debated on Friday 29 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what criteria he uses to decide which organisations claiming to be working for peace should receive grants-in--aid from his Department;(2) which organisations claiming to work for peace have applied to his Department for grants-in-aid; and if he will make a statement.

We take into account whether organisations' purposes are in accordance with our foreign policy objectives. Central among these is the preservation of international peace with freedom and justice. Financial constraints meant that not all requests for support can be met. Organisations receiving grants are listed in the main Supply Estimates.