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Food Supplies

Volume 892: debated on Tuesday 13 May 1975

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development if she will press the EEC to double its present food aid commitment from £1·3 million to £2·6 million.

I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Northampton, North (Mrs. Colquhoun) on 20th February 1975—[Vol. 886, c. 497.] Since then the EEC Commission has proposed that Community food aid in cereals and in dried skimmed milk should be increased in 1975. I have indicated the British Government's support for these proposals, which are still under discussion.