HC Deb 11 April 1927 vol 205 cc15-6
21. Mr. WILSON

also asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether in view of the fact that the future expansion of the native population has not been taken into account in delimiting the native reserves in Kenya Colony, and is admitted to be a subject requiring scientific study, he is taking steps to prevent the alienation of an undue amount of the 4,000,000 acres which are still in the hands of the Land Office?


I am not aware on what authority the hon. Member bases the assertion in the first part of the question. The Governor has recently stated publicly that in his opinion, and in the opinion of others who have visited the reserves, ample land is secured to the natives, not only for immediate use, but also for future development on a large scale. I see no reason for taking any special action at the present time.