HC Deb 06 June 1991 vol 192 cc289-90W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what matters were discussed at the European Development Council on 27 May.

Mrs. Chalker

We discussed a number of important issues, including human rights, democracy and development and tropical forests. We adopted resolutions on non-governmental organisations and counterpart funds. We also reviewed the special programme of food aid to Africa, during which I announced an additional 60.000 tonnes of food aid for Africa at an estimated cost of £ 16.5 million. This was widely welcomed by my fellow Ministers and by the Commission.