HC Deb 26 July 1960 vol 627 cc132-3W
Mr. Rankin

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what steps he is taking to organise food supplies to the Congo Republic within the framework of the United Nations.

Mr. R. Allan

In answering a Written Question by the hon. Member for Reading on 19th July, my right hon. and learned Friend told the House that Her Majesty's Government were providing food to the value of £10,000 in response to the United Nations appeal. About half of this sum was spent on purchasing food in this country. This food has been delivered at United Nations collecting centres in Pisa and Accra. By agreement with the United Nations Food Relief headquarters in Leopoldville, the balance has been placed at their disposal for purchase of food supplies locally.