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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 how much dried milk has now been supplied by the United Kingdom for famine relief in Kenya.


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

Kenya's immediate requirements for dried milk are being met by 400 tons from the Agency for International Development of the United States Government now en route from Alexandria and a further 600 tons which are being sent from the U.S.A. The Kenya Government have also gratefully accepted a gift from the Oxford Committee of 5 tons of dried milk from British sources for its immediate requirements, and a gift of 200 tons from the Milk Marketing Board for its longer-term needs.