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Grain (Third World)

Volume 892: debated on Tuesday 13 May 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will initiate a high-level study to report within three months to see what economies could be made in British patterns of food production and consumption to release grain for the hungry of the Third World.

No. However, the recent White Paper, "Food from our own Resources" made clear that, in considering the contribution which United Kingdom agriculture can make to our domestic economy the Government have been mindful of the world food situation and the interests of the developing countries. In framing their agricultural policies in the light of the conclusions in the White Paper the Government will continue to take these considerations into account.