HC Deb 02 May 1911 vol 25 c191

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if his attention has been directed to the fact that settlers in East Africa on the coast, which is leased from the Sultan of Zanzibar, experience great hardships from the unsatisfactory state of their titles to the land; and whether, in view of the rising importance of this district, the necessary surveys will be undertaken so that the country may be cultivated and opened out for settlement?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Harcourt)

My attention has been called to the difficulties which exist in the coast strip of the East Africa Protectorate in connection with titles to land, and a considerable expenditure is being incurred by the Protectorate Government on operations, including survey, designed to clear the titles.