§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Minister of Overseas Development what proposals have been made by the Government on the funding of the new World Agricultural Fund; and what contributions will be made by Her Majesty's Government to the fund when established.
§ Mrs. Hart
The Secretary-General of the United Nations is convening a meeting of interested Governments in Geneva early next month to consider the establishment of the fund. Representatives of Her Majesty's Government will be attending the meeting. I have already made it clear that we shall be very ready to make a British contribution if the fund seems likely to add usefully to international efforts for agricultural development.