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Rinderpest, Tanganyika

Volume 441: debated on Wednesday 6 August 1947

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asked the Secretary of Slate for the Colonies what steps are being taken in East Africa to prevent the spreading of rinderpest to cattle by wild game; what steps are being taken to control game that is driven from the groundnut areas in Tanganyika territory; and what consideration has been given in East Africa to the methods used in Southern Rhodesia to protect farming areas from damage and disease carried by game; and with what result.

I will ask the Colonial Governments concerned for a report on these matters and will write to my hon. Friend when it is received.