India (Food Crisis)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th February 1966.

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Photo of Mr Christopher Chataway Mr Christopher Chataway , Lewisham North 12:00 am, 8th February 1966

Will the right hon. Gentleman confirm that this offer of £7½ million is wholly or almost wholly within the sum already pledged by the British Government to help India? Will he say whether he is satisfied that the desperately few remaining weeks before famine is likely to hit India are being used to maximum effort by us and by other Commonwealth countries to aid India in these very severe difficulties?