HC Deb 12 May 1952 vol 500 cc86-7W
Mr. Peter Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the lack of adequately trained forest rangers revealed by the first annual report of the Forestry Adviser, Gambia: and whether this deficiency has now been remedied.

Mr. Lyttelton

The training of staff is one of the most important duties of this Adviser, whose own appointment dates only from 1950. At the end of 1951 the five posts of forest ranger had been filled but only one of the holders had then had more than one year's training.