HC Deb 04 March 1908 vol 185 cc671-2

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Uganda railway zone is still maintained as a game reserve; whether any infringements of that reserve have recently occurred; and, if so, whether any proceedings have been taken against a person or persons implicated.


The game reserve in the neighbourhood of the Uganda railway is still maintained. No notification has been received in the Colonial Office of any recent infringements of the reserve.

MR. CATHCART WASON (Orkney and Shetland)

asked whether, in view of the field presented for British settlers in this district, the right hon. Gentleman intended to follow the policy of his predecessor in establishing great game preserves at the public expense for the sole benefit of the rich man's sport.


was understood to say there was a good deal in the suggestion of the hon. Member with which he was in sympathy.

MR. O'GRADY (Leeds, E.)

asked whether the hon. Gentleman who put the Question had not himself been guilty of breaking the law.


replied that he could not answer for the hon. Gentleman who put the Question.

MR. FLYNN (Cork N.)

Can you answer for yourself?


Under Section 23 of the Game Ordinance of the East African Protectorate, the Governor has authority to permit individuals whom he may think fit to go in pursuit of game, and it is entirely on the operation of that statute that the hon. Gentleman who put the Question would rely.

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