§ 20. Mr. CHARLES BUXTON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether His Majesty's Government will consider the desirability of requiring the Government in Kenya Colony to issue its financial statements year by year in such form that it will be possible to ascertain the amounts spent directly for the benefit of natives and non-natives, respectively, under the following, among other, heads: administration, education, medical services, defence force, agricultural and veterinary service, forests, railway and road construction and maintenance?
§ Dr. SHIELS
As will be seen from paragraph 14 of the memorandum on native policy in East Africa recently issued by His Majesty's Government, the Government of Kenya, as well as the other East African Governments, is required to furnish annually a detailed statement relating to native taxation and expenditure on native services. This statement, together with the ordinary financial statements, would appear to be sufficient for the purpose which my hon. Friend has in view; and, in the circumstances, my Noble Friend does not consider it necessary to give any further instructions in the matter. A copy of my hon. Friend's question and this reply will, however, be communicated to the Governor of Kenya and to the Governors of the other East African territories.