§ 70. Mr. Roy Jenkins
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the present duties of the Rice Adviser to his Department.
§ Mr. Turton
The duties of the Rice Adviser are to advise on questions arising from the supply and distribution of rice. particularly in South-East Asia and the Far East. This officer also acts as Chairman of the Consultative Committee on Rice, an informal official body which meets in Singapore under the auspices of the Commissioner-General for the United Kingdom in South and South-East Asia, and on which all the major rice importing and exporting countries of the world are represented.