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Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will give his most up-to-date estimate of the need for food aid for Ethiopia.

The latest estimate of the need for food aid is 1·33 million tonnes, as agreed with the Ethiopian Government representatives at the United Nations conference in Geneva on 11–12 March. Of this, current pledges total about 1·03 million tonnes. We expect the balance to be covered by other pledges not yet allocated to specific countries.