HC Deb 26 November 1970 vol 807 c206W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consideration he has now given to the proposal for a World Disaster Stockpile put to the recent Conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in The Hague, a copy of which is in his possession; what consultation he is having with other Governments on this matter; and if he will make a statement.

Sir Alec Douglas-Home

I am urgently considering the whole question of dealing with disasters. The proposal to establish a world disaster stockpile is very relevant to this exercise. We intend to do all we can to hasten the process of international discussion and to help achieve an effective result. We will be consulting other Governments.