§ 109. Mr. T. Reid
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what gifts have been made to this country from countries overseas to help us to overcome the disaster caused by floods and the abnormally severe winter.
§ Mr. Bottomley
As my hon. Friend is aware, a fund for the relief of distress due to the recent floods has been opened by the Lord Mayor of London, who publishes daily in the Press particulars of the larger gifts received. I understand that gifts amounting to the magnificent sum of more than£1,000,000 sterling have been made or promised by Governments, societies and individuals in the oversea Dominions and Colonies. I take this opportunity to renew our profound gratitude, which I feel the House will share, to our friends overseas for their most generous help.