HC Deb 27 January 1947 vol 432 c113W
86. Mr. Spence

asked the Minister of Food if he will define the functions and powers of the International Emergency Food Council.

Dr. Edith Summerskill

The function of the International Emergency Food Council is to form plans for making the best use of world food resources in the present emergency. It has no executive powers, but makes recommendations to member Governments on the supply and distribution of food, feedingstuffs, essential seeds, chemicals used in agriculture and fertilisers of which world supplies are inadequate. I am sending the hon. Member a document which sets out in detail the functions, membership and procedure of the Council.