HC Deb 07 April 1948 vol 449 cc146-7
15. Mr. Rankin

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the East African Governments have yet reported the results of their inquiries into the position of game; and what steps are being taken in East Africa to prevent destruction of native crops and the spreading of diseases by game, and to make available to Africans additional meat supplies by allowing them to kill game.

The Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. Creech Jones)

Yes, Sir. I have received the report of the proceedings of the Conference on Wild Life, held in Nairobi last year, and the views of the East and Central African Governments upon them. I am considering the points raised by my hon. Friend in conjunction with these views.

Mr. Baldwin

Is not the Minister aware that there is plenty of meat available to the African if he can be persuaded to kill some of the surplus goats and cattle which are at present eroding the land? One of the difficulties is to get the African to kill off the surplus.