HC Deb 02 November 1979 vol 972 cc680-1W
Mr. Hicks

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will give details of the extent of the financial aid and other assistance provided in Kampuchea; what further assistance is envisaged; and what co-ordinated action is being taken in conjunction with other EEC countries.

Mr. Neil Marten

Details of all commitments known as at 26 October are attached. The Community and its member States have agreed to pledge help worth $50 million—including aid already promised—and will confirm this at the conference called by the United Nations Secretary-General on 5 November, which I shall be attending.

Following is the information:

Britain Rice, at least 1,500 tonnes; two aircraft for relief supplies; and assistance with a further $5 million.

EEC Commission 1,500 tonnes of dried skimmed milk; 8,000 tonnes of rice (including 3,000 through the International Emergency Food Reserve); 1,100 tonnes of other foodstuffs (through the World Food Programme); and other emergency assistance worth 29 million EUA.


5,200 tonnes of rice




Commodities worth £2 million and $5 million cash contributions.


20,000 tonnes cereals


1,000 tonnes rice and cash contributions worth about £965,000




1,602 tonnes rice


Vegetable oil (562 tonnes) and fish (100 tonnes)


6,240 tonnes rice, 550 tonnes fish


8,698 tonnes of rice and cash contributions of some £1,140,000


3,408 tonnes of rice, 200 tonnes of dried skimmed milk and £870,000 cash contributions


Food, medicines and supplies worth $39 million.


250 tonnes rice

World Food Programme

1,540 tonnes rice, 250 tonnes other food stuffs.

In addition OXFAM and other voluntary agencies have pledged 5,200 tones of rice, 500 tonnes of flour, 500 tonnes of maize, and 75 tonnes of sugar and oil.