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Commonwealth Agriculture Ministers (Conference)

Volume 887: debated on Monday 24 February 1975

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development if she will announce the plans that have been made for the Conference of Commonwealth Agricultural Ministers to be held in London next month.

Planning for this meeting under the direction of the Commonwealth Secretary General is now well advanced. We will clearly have fully representative attendance and wide-ranging policy debates on food production, improving living prospects in rural areas and the decisions required on economic and social questions to give proper emphasis to rural development. A series of seminars on more specific issues, such as water management and prevention of crop losses, will be another important feature of the meeting. Practical plans for further Commonwealth co-operation will be made.