HC Deb 14 May 1930 vol 238 cc1864-5

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies in view of the fact that the estimates for 1929 passed by the Kenya Government allow for £52,658 to be spent on European education, as against £80,591 on African and Arab education, and £26,153 on Indian education, how much of the £52,658 is met from special taxation paid by the European community and how much from the general revenue?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Dr. Drummond Shiels)

The actual expenditure (exclusive of overhead expenditure) on European education in Kenya in 1929 was £49,360 recurrent and £1,082 non-recurrent, making a total of £50,442. Revenue to the amount of £14,016 was derived from school fees, the net expenditure, therefore, being £36,426. The amount paid by the European community in 1929 in the shape of taxation specially imposed for meeting the cost of education, viz., education tax and wines and spirits consumption duty, was £36,821, or £395 more than the net expenditure on European education in that year.

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