Oral Answers to Questions — World Food Shortage

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th November 1966.

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Photo of Sir Douglas Dodds-Parker Sir Douglas Dodds-Parker , Cheltenham 12:00 am, 24th November 1966

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the growing world food shortage, he will take the initiative to call a Commonwealth Agricultural and Food Conference.

Photo of Mr Harold Wilson Mr Harold Wilson , Huyton

The whole House, I know, shares the hon. Member's concern about the world food problem but, since the problem is already being vigorously tackled on a fully international basis by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and by a number of other international bodies, I do not think that a special conference, whether on a Commonwealth or world basis, would help.