HC Deb 20 June 1988 vol 135 cc372-3W
86. Mr. Dickens

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance he is providing to counter the threat of locusts in north and west Africa.

Mr. Chris Patten

I have recently agreed to provide £1.3 million of new bilateral aid for a programme to help combat locust infestations in 16 countries of north and west Africa. This support is in addition to some £1.5 million already provided bilaterally and through the European Community.

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