§ Mrs. Clwyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from which EC budget the 350 million ecu of food aid for the Soviet Union, Bulgaria and Romania will be paid; from which budget the United Kingdom's contribution will be paid; and in what proportion.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
The 250 mecu food aid for the USSR will be funded from savings in the 1990 agriculture budget. Of the 100 mecu assistance for Romania and Bulgaria, 70 mecu will be funded from savings in the 1990 agriculture budget and from the 1991 budget, 20 mecu for medical assistance from the Poland Hungary Aid for 713W Reconstruction of the Economy budget and 10 mecu from savings being realised in the EC food aid budget because of low world food prices. The volume of food aid to developing countries will not be affected. The United Kingdom share of these amounts will form part of our contribution to Community own resources in line with all other EC budget expenditure.