§ 21. Mr. R. RICHARDSON
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that it is now five months since a Return was requested of the total area of land alienated in Kenya Colony since 1914, and over seven months since he requested the Governor to submit a draft amendment to the Compulsory Labour Ordinance; and whether he can say to what cause this delay is due?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I have already drawn the attention of the Governor of Kenya by telegram to the long delay in the receipt of the draft amendment to the Native Authority Ordinance which, I have ascertained, is being sent home by the next mail. I will also communicate with the Governor in regard to the other matter dealt with in the hon. Member's question, but I may observe that his description of the subject is not in accordance with that in the question put by the hon. Member for Leigh on the 26th of October, which gave rise to the inquiry now outstanding.