HC Deb 15 November 1934 vol 293 c2137
38. Mr. LEWIS

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any further progress has been made with regard to the proposal to create a national park for the preservation of wild life in Malaya?


asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress has been made in the matter of preservation of game in Malaya, in view of the recommendations made in the Wild Life Commission which reported in 1931?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister)

I have no very recent information as to the steps taken to give effect to the recommendations contained in the report of the Wild Life Commission in Malaya. Mr. Hubback, the author of the report, offered his services to the local Government as Honorary Chief Game Warden, and this offer was duly accepted. Certain other measures are, I understand, under active consideration by the local authorities. I am asking the High Commissioner for an early report on the present position.


In pursuing this matter further, will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind the fact that it has now been under consideration for some six years?


It has not been under my consideration for six years, and I think the hon. Member will bear me out when I say that during my term of office he has been fairly successful in getting action taken all over the world on this matter.