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North-South Interdependence And Solidarity Campaign

Volume 115: debated on Tuesday 28 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what financial contribution the Government are making to the European public campaign on North-South interdependence and solidarity organised by the Council of Europe; and if he will make it his policy to devote to this campaign at least as great a level of resources as that put into other campaigns organised by the Council of Europe.

We are meeting the expenses incurred by the British representative to the European organising committee and bureau. While supporting the aims of the Council of Europe's North-South awareness campaign, we believe that non-governmental organisations are best placed to carry forward the campaign in Britain. Other Council of Europe campaigns have dealt with a wide variety of subjects, and are not directly comparable. Each case is considered on its merits.