HC Deb 25 July 1960 vol 627 cc87-8W
Mr. A. Henderson

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in view of the recent launching of the Food and Agriculture Organisation's Freedom from Hunger campaign, when the British campaign will be launched; what form it will take; and what contribution Her Majesty's Government will make to the Food and Agriculture Organisation's headquarters fund for administering the campaign.

Mr. Hare

I hope to set up a representative National Committee within the next few weeks to conduct the Campaign in the United Kingdom and to decide its form.

Her Majesty's Government are making a contribution of£20,000 towards the Campaign costs of F.A.O. Headquarters, and a Supplementary Estimate will he presented in due course to cover this contribution. Meanwhile, an advance will be obtained from the Civil Contingencies Fund for this purpose. Her Majesty's Government will also make a contribution to the National Committee Fund when this has been established.