HC Deb 25 January 1961 vol 633 c25W
68. Mr. C. Osborne

asked the Lord Privy Seal, in view of the failure of China's harvest and of the existing low rations, if he will urge the World Bank to offer to make long-term credits available to the Peking Government, so that they can purchase food abroad and prevent mass hunger; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Heath

The Chinese Government have so far made no request for help, but if they were to do so Her Majesty's Government would of course be willing to consider anything they could do to assist.