HC Deb 24 May 1966 vol 729 c60W
Sir C. Osborne

asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether, in view of the increasingly grave food crisis in the Kalahindi district of Orissa, India, he will now arrange an emergency programme of food supplies for India; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Oram

Her Majesty's Government fully shares the widespread concern aroused by India's current food shortage, and we have responded to the best of our ability by offering general economic assistance, details of which were given in the reply given by my right hon. Friend on 3rd May to the hon. Member for Ilford, North.