§ Sir Bernard Braine
To ask the Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office whether he will make a contribution towards the UNICEF programme for child immunisation and water supplies in Lebanon; and what additional support he is able to give to other UNICEF programmes for mother and child care elsewhere.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
I recently approved a grant of £1.093 million for UNICEF to help mothers and children in extremely difficult circumstances in the Lebanon. The money will be used for immunisation, essential drugs, water supply and education.
I also made grants to UNICEF programmes in the following countries :Angola—£820,000 for support of water supply and sanitation, control of diarrhoeal diseases, growth monitoring and nutrition.Zambia—£820,000 to support the general child survival and development programme.Sudan— £1.640 million to provide support for nutritional surveillance, diarrhoeal diseases control, family health care, nutrition and children in difficult circumstances.Belize—£60,000 to cover the cost of the country's five year national plan for integrated rural development to develop a model and infrastructure for channelling Government and donor funds and technical support.
Including these grants the total British Government contribution to UNICEF in the financial year 987–88 was £15.223 million.