HC Deb 23 January 1989 vol 145 c370W
55. Mr. Soames

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the progress of the Send a Cow project.

Mr. Chris Patten

The project, with support from our joint funding scheme, is progressing well. About half of the 54 cows sent to Uganda so far have already calved and the remainder are expected to calve within the next few weeks. Those chosen to receive the cows, including widows of the recent conflicts and others with large families and low incomes, both Moslem and Christian, are now starting to benefit from the extra milk yields.