§ 6. Mr. Kenneth Lewis
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will discuss with other European Ministers of Agriculture the possibility of setting up a world food bank.
§ Mr. Strang
The idea of a world food bank has been considered on many occasions since the Second World War but it has never been possible to find solutions to the many problems of international co-operation and control involved. However, Her Majesty's Government, together with other EEC Governments, have supported the FAO international undertaking on world food security, which involves418W
the 1973–74 level of consumption per person.
§ Mr. Bishop
There was no shortfall of production against consumption of liquid milk in England and Wales in 1973–74, nor is any forecast for 1974–75 or 1975–76. In 1973–74 1,472 million gallons were sold through the milk marketing boards for liquid consumption and 1,066 million gallons went for manufacture. In 1974–75 the quantity sold for liquid consumption is likely to be about 1,510 million gallons.