HC Deb 25 February 1971 vol 812 c250W
Mr. Leadbitter

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects to begin discussions with other Governments on the establishment of an international organisation to deal with the problems of disaster, in particular where storm and flood involve large numbers of people and urgent problems of starvation and disease.

Mr. Kershaw

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 25th January, 1971, to the right hon. Member for East Ham, North (Mr. Prentice). We shall shortly be submitting a memorandum to the United Nations Secretary-General on which we have consulted all the major donor Governments and voluntary agencies.—[Vol. 810, c. 10.]