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Famine Relief

Volume 649: debated on Thursday 23 November 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps he is taking to supply British-produced milk products to alleviate famine in British Honduras; how much he has despatched to date; and how much he intends to despatch in the foreseeable future.

Fifty tons of Dried Milk, provided free by the Milk Marketing Board, and 10 tons supplied free by the "War on Want" organisation, have been shipped to British Honduras. The supplies of milk products which have been sent from this and other countries are, I understand ample to meet the situation until normal trade channels are restored.