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Ethiopia And Sudan (Food Aid)

Volume 80: debated on Wednesday 12 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has anything to add to his answer of 8 May, Official Report, column 426, regarding the amount of food aid promised by the European Community and the United Kingdom to Ethiopia and Sudan for 1985 and the amount so far delivered.

The revised and updated figures are:

Tonnes of wheat or wheat equivalent
EthiopiaSudan
1.European Community
Commitments271,000123,000
Deliveries✶124,00057,000
2.United Kingdom
Commitments15,000†50,000
Deliveries15,00050,000
✶Includes deliveries from commitments made in 1984 and 1985.
†;This corrects the figure given to you on 8 May (Col. 426) and does not indicate any further commitment.
I announced on 10 June, in reply to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Hertford and Stortford (Mr. Wells) at column

638, that we stand ready to provide up to 10,000 tonnes more bilateral food aid when we are satisfied about the arrangements to be made for its transportation and distribution in Ethiopia.