HC Deb 14 March 1927 vol 203 cc1625-6

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what sums have been expended from Crown Colony and other funds in obtaining expert advice with regard to veterinary matters affecting the Crown Colonies, Protectorates, and Mandated Territories?


I assume that my hon. Friend does not refer to expenditure on the maintenance of Veterinary Departments and their staffs, or to such expert advice as is given in the ordinary course of their work by the Imperial Bureau of Entomology or by the Bureau of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases in its "Veterinary Bulletin," but to special expert advice. A grant of £10,000 has been made from the Empire Marketing Fund for the pur- pose of carrying out an investigation into the mineral content of natural pastures in Kenya, acting under the advice of Dr. J. B. Orr, of the Rowett Research Institute. It is not possible to state how much of this sum will actually be expended in Kenya. At the request of the Nigerian Government, Dr. P. J. du Toit, Deputy-Director of Veterinary Education and Research in the Union of South Africa, visited the Colony in January last to investigate mineral deficiency in pastures and to report generally on local veterinary matters. The cost to Nigeria of the visit was approximately £450.