HC Deb 17 June 1947 vol 438 cc209-10W
Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Minister of Food, whether, with a view to assisting in safeguarding land cleared for cultivation under the Groundnut Scheme in East Africa from dustbowls and other forms of erosion, he will ensure that all possible preparations are made in advance for the planting of shelter belts once clearing and lay-out has been completed and that the best obtainable forestry experts are employed to supervise this task.

Mr. Strachey

Yes. I can assure the hon. Member that the planting of shelter belts, which is only one of many anti-erosion measures, will be adopted where-ever necessary, and that the advice and guidance of the best experts is already being obtained.

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