HC Deb 27 April 1932 vol 265 cc355-6
17. Captain P. MAC DONALD

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies to what extent, as a result of the recent recognition of the Imperial Institute of Entomology in London as the international centre for the collection of data on the movements of locust swarms, it has been found possible to expedite work in this connection; and how many foreign Governments are co-operating in the work at the present time?


The foreign Governments so far co-operating in the investigation into the breeding of locusts are those of France and Italy, covering their respective dependencies. The progress made already includes Anglo-French co-operation in an investigation of the breeding-grounds of the migratory locust in West Africa. His Majesty's Government have just received from the Committee on Locust Control of the Economic Advisory Council its fourth report, which deals with this question and is now under consideration. The programme of future work in co-operation is to be discussed at a further inter-national meeting in Paris next July, and this will afford a convenient opportunity of considering any recommendations made in the report.