HC Deb 05 December 1974 vol 882 cc548-9W
30. Mr. Thorne

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will make public his Department's plans designed to ensure that the World Food Conference's pledge to end hunger within a decade is made a reality; and when he expects to do so.

Mr. Strang

An end to hunger in the world can only be achieved by the efforts of the international community as a whole, and it will need a series of good harvests. Among the measures proposed by the World Food Conference in which my Department will play a part are those concerned with a global information system on food and agriculture and world food security. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Overseas Development is responsible for many aspects of the conference proposals and made statements in reply to Questions on 25th November.

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