HC Deb 06 March 1947 vol 434 cc110-1W
Mr. Swingler

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to the conditions of famine existing in Rumania and the threat of the spread of disease; and if he will make representations to international relief organisations to give assistance to the Rumanian people.

Mr. Mayhew

The serious famine conditions in Moldavia have been reported by the British Representatives in Bucharest and 500 tons of food from surplus British army rations in Italy are being despatched to the famine area. The President of the United States has announced that 4,500 tons of food are being diverted from American army stores for relief in Moldavia, and I understand that 360 tons of food and clothing are being provided from Swiss sources. In view of the foregoing it is not intended to approach international relief organisations.