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Volume 576: debated on Saturday 17 February 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What are the financial implications of their latest policy towards UNIDO and whether these will now enable the United Kingdom to rejoin UNESCO.

The financial savings resulting from withdrawal from UNIDO will be approximately £4.7 million a year from financial year 1998–99. The use of these funds will be for Ministers to decide in the annual resource allocation round, the results of which will be set out in the Departmental Report to Parliament in 1997.