§ 15. Mr. Longden
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much each of the 101 members of the United Nations who recently voted in favour of extending the mandate of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for three years from 30th June, 1969, and who urged that members' contributions should be increased, is now contributing to the Agency; and which 25 of them has increased its contribution since that vote.
§ Mr. Goronwy Roberts
As the Answer is rather long I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. Longden
Does not the hon. Gentleman think that if this great expense had been borne by the Arab States and by Israel in appropriate proportions the matter would have been settled long ago?
§ Mr. Roberts
I should rather say that if the burden had been more equitably shared by all members of the United Nations the work of relief would have been even more effective than it has been, and that the prospects for the future would be brighter.
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