HC Deb 03 April 1946 vol 421 cc204-5W
79. Lady Noel-Buxton

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that a committee on the protection of native crops in Nyasaland has recently reported that in some cases losses as high as 50 per cent. are caused by game, and by soil erosion due to the uprooting of trees to build protective hedges against game; and what action the Government of Nyasaland is taking to deal with this matter.

Mr. Georģe Hall:

I have received a copy of the report by the Forest and Game Reserves Commission of Nyasaland which confirms that serious damage has been caused in recent years to native crops by game. The Governor has made a grant for the immediate protective measures by way of employment of native hunters and organised game drives in respect of the areas most affected and a further and more general scheme is now being prepared by the Forest and Game Reserves Commission.