HC Deb 24 April 1975 vol 890 cc383-4W
Mr. Spearing

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what proposals have recently been made by the United Kingdom for bilateral increases in fertilisers to the Third World nations; and what arrangements have been made for multilateral contributions through the Food and Agriculture Organisation.

Mrs. Hart

I am currently considering with my right hon. Friends the Secretary of State for Industry and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what more we can do to help developing countries, particularly those most seriously affected by rising prices, to obtain supplies of fertiliser.