HC Deb 12 December 1990 vol 182 c415W
Mr. Amos

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will meet his European colleagues to draw up plans to distribute the EEC's food surpluses to the Soviet Union in the form of aid; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Curry

No formal USSR request for food aid has yet been received by the Government. As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs indicated at the Foreign Affairs Council on 4 December, the Government are ready to participate fully in any Community response to real shortages in the USSR to ensure food aid reaches those genuinely in need.