§ Mr. DAY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies the amount that has been sanctioned by the authorities in Kenya as special expenditure for an anti-locust campaign; and whether any permanent organisation has been set up for the purpose of studying the origin and future prevention of locust swarms?
§ Mr. LUNN
I have been asked to reply to this question. The expenditure, for which provision has been made by the Government of Kenya on anti-locust measures, is as follows:
In 1928 £20,988 In 1929 £60,830
No permanent organisation has been set up in Kenya for studying the origin and prevention of locust swarms, but a sum of £660 is provided in the Estimates for 1930 to meet the cost of maintaining a nucleus organisation for locust control, and if necessary this organisation could be expanded. A further sum of £1,500 is included provisionally as the contribution which would be made by the Government of Kenya towards the scheme of locust research which the Locust Committee of the Economic Advisory Council has under consideration.