HC Deb 14 December 1953 vol 522 cc29-30
48. Mr. Beswick

asked the Minister of Food how the United Kingdom delegate at the Food and Agriculture Organisation meeting at Rome voted on the proposal to build up an international reserve of foodstuffs, temporarily surplus to immediate consumption

Major Lloyd George

The groups of experts to which the question had been remitted after the previous session of the Conference having advised against the creating of an international reserve of foodstuffs the Conference passed unanimously a resolution outlining certain other steps to be taken and I will send the hon. Member a copy of this resolution. The whole question of disposal of surpluses is now being considered by a committee of the Organisation.

Mr. Noel-Baker

As it is rather difficult to get these documents, will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman circulate the resolution in the OFFICIAL REPORT?

Major Lloyd George

If that can be done I will do so.