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Famine (Ec Contingency Reserve)

Volume 86: debated on Monday 11 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs why he is opposed to the European Economic Community plan for a contingency reserve of food to be established in cases of further famine in Africa.

We support the creation of a contingency reserve by the European Community for emergency food aid in case of further famine in Africa. We believe it should be within the Community's normal food aid programme.