Food: Prices

International Development written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of Michael Moore Michael Moore Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the written statement of 22 April 2008, Official Report, column 100WS, on rising food prices (international impact), how much of the £30 million identified for support for the World Food Programme has been spent to date; on what dates such payments were made; and what quantity of food has been purchased as a result, broken down by food type.

Photo of Douglas Alexander Douglas Alexander The Secretary of State for International Development

Details of disbursement of the additional £30 million contribution to the World Food Programme, announced on 22 April 2008, are as follows:

Country £ million Date payment made Quantity of food purchased to date (mt) Type of food purchased to date
Iraq 2 17 June 3,940 Beans, rice
Kenya 5 13 August 10,209 Maize
Somalia 9 29 August 14,543 Maize, sorghum, millet
Uganda 4 (1)
Yemen 1 17 June 3,239 Beans, iodised salt, sugar, vegetable oil, wheat
Zimbabwe 9 1 September 23,355 Maize
(1 )Not yet made

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