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Agricultural Development Fund

Volume 892: debated on Tuesday 13 May 1975

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether the Government will make a financial contribution to the agricultural development fund set up at Rome.

At a meeting in Geneva on 5th-6th May the United Kingdom representative reaffirmed my right hon. Friend's previous statement that Her Majesty's Government will be very ready to make a contribution to the fund if it seems likely to add usefully to international efforts for agricultural development, and we shall be playing a constructive part in the working group which has been set up. It is intended that the group should complete its work by the end of September, and, assuming satisfactory agreement on the working group's proposals, the target date for the establishment of the fund is January 1976.