HC Deb 03 December 1984 vol 69 c15W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps Her Majesty's Government are taking to consult other Commonwealth Governments on longer-term measures to prevent famines elsewhere, in view of the famine in Ethiopia.

Mr. Raison

As part of our normal activities we play a full part in consultative and coordination arrangements involving aid giving countries and agencies and the Governments of recipient countries. Longer-term development policies and investments in the agricultural and related sector occupy an important part in these discussions.