HC Deb 11 November 1985 vol 86 c34W
76. Mr. Stephen Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs why he is opposed to the European Economic Community plan for a contingency reserve of food to be established in cases of further famine in Africa.

Mr. Raison

We support the creation of a contingency reserve by the European Community for emergency food aid in case of further famine in Africa. We believe it should be within the Community's normal food aid programme.