§ Mr. Rowlands
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the appointments by the United Nations of special representatives in the last 10 years; and what contribution to date his Department has made towards the costs of each special representative. 
§ Mr. Fatchett
On 1 June 1998 the Secretary-General of the United Nations had 34 Special Representatives and 8 Special Envoys. I will arrange for a full list to be placed in the Libraries of both Houses today.
Special Envoys are funded under UN procedures for unforeseen and extraordinary expenditures through an advance from the UN Working Capital Fund. The UK's percentage contribution to the Working Capital Fund is the same as to the UN regular budget. In 1998 the UK contribution to the UN regular budget is 5.076 per cent. of the total appropriation. Special Representatives are funded under the budgets for peacekeeping operations. The UK's assessed contribution in 1998 to the peacekeeping budget is 6.1993 per cent. of the appropriation.