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Milk Powder

Volume 892: debated on Friday 16 May 1975

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development by what means and from which date the EEC has sought to ensure that powdered milk provided to third countries under schemes of food aid is not used in commercial sales of powdered baby milk.

As I said in my reply to my hon. Friend's Question of 8th May, most Community milk powder is provided to Governments or international organisations for use in properly supervised projects. Starting from the implementation this year of the 1975 programme the Community will require a guarantee from the few recipient Governments which have expressed the wish to dispose of the skimmed milk on their local markets that it will not be misused, in particular as an artificial feed. The precise form of this guarantee has yet to be determined.