HC Deb 05 August 1925 vol 187 cc1366-7

asked the Secretary of State for Colonial Affairs what is the intention of the Government with regard to the granting of land to settlers or others in Tanganyika?

Captain HACKING (for Mr. AMERY)

I have been asked to reply. The Government of Tanganyika territory is at present investigating the Iringa and Rung we districts to ascertain what land is peculiarly suitable for European settlement. I may observe that the population of these districts is about 4½ and 19 to the square mile, respectively. Grants of land are not permissible under the Land Ordinance of 1923, but rights of occupancy are obtainable on lease provided that the interests of the natives are fully protected.