§ 24. Mr. J. HUDSON
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the efforts of some of the natives in Kenya to improve the wool-bearing character of their sheep by crossing with merino stock; and whether the Agricultural Department has taken any steps to assist this native aim by facilitating the supply of merino stock for native flocks?
§ Mr. AMERY
I have just received a report in which the Director of Agriculture refers to the desirability of improving native sheep by introducing a special wool strain and of establishing a stock farm for training pastoral tribes in this and other matters of animal husbandry. I will communicate with the Governor on the subject, which is of importance from the point of view of the well-being of the pastoral tribes and of the Colony's production.