MP calls for more UK investment in World Food Programme

May 23, 2009 at 3:39 pm Leave a comment

by outlines the main issues raised in Thursday’s Westminster Hall debate on the World Food Programme and global food security.

The chairman of the international development committee has called on the government to consider funding the World Food Programme in its work tackling the causes of famine.

Malcolm Bruce, during a Westminster Hall debate on the WFP and global food security, said that the Department for International Development should consider investing in the WFP beyond its work on humanitarian crises and relief.

But international development minister Ivan Lewis told MPs that while he would keep the strategic relationship “under review”, for the moment there would be no change on the WFP.

The debate centred on the international development committee’s 10th report and the government’s response to it. Both Lewis and Bruce agreed that the committee’s report had been “timely” considering the economic downturn that followed.

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