§ 26. Mr. W. Fletcher
asked the Minister of Food what local planting associations or other authorities were consulted regarding the problem of clearing the bush at 285W Kongwa; and in what way the difficulties encountered differ from those which have been overcome in large-scale sisal planting.
§ Mr. Strachey
Commercial civil engineering firms with considerable experience of mechanised bush clearing for airfields were consulted. No local planting association has had experience of mechanical clearing. The sisal estates were cleared slowly by hand.