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Food Aid

Volume 897: debated on Monday 4 August 1975

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development if he is now satisfied with the arrangements made by the EEC for providing powdered milk as food aid; and if such arrangements include proper safeguards to prevent sale of this produced milked as commercial body food.

Yes, for the reasons set out in an answer given to my hon. Friend on 16th May—[Vol. 892, c. 192–93] In the few cases where dried skimmed milk as food aid is supplied for sale on the local market, each recipient organisation is required to state to the Commission the procedure it will follow for local distribution. Food aid allocations will not be made where the procedures so described are not considered by the Commission to provide adequate safeguards as to proper usage.