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World Food Conference

Volume 892: debated on Monday 12 May 1975

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42.

asked the Minister of Overseas Development if she will make a statement concerning the World Food Conference in Rome.

As my hon. Friend knows, the Government will be represented jointly by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and myself. My hope and purpose is that we shall make effective progress in Rome on questions concerning the Agricultural Development Fund, the Consultative Group on Agriculture, and the need for emphasis and priority to be given to the rural and agricultural sector in development planning.