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British Guiana (Forestry)

Volume 477: debated on Wednesday 19 July 1950

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73.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the number of officers upon the senior staff of the Forest Department, British Guiana.

One conservator, one senior assistant and three assistant conservators. It is hoped to appoint three more assistant conservators this year.

74.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when the export of timber ordinance, British Guiana, was last reviewed; and what action was taken in consequence.

I am consulting the Governor and will write to the hon. Member as soon as I have his reply.

75.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether it is proposed to permit any clear-felling of the forest in the Bartica Triangle, British Guiana; and whether he is satisfied that the forest policy in this area will permit the natural regeneration of green-heart.

The answer to the first part of the Question is in the negative, and to the second part in the affirmative.