§ 33. Major GRAHAM POLE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if it is the intention of the Government in Kenya to effect reductions in the number of Indians employed in the Government services, including the railways?
§ Dr. SHIELS
There is no present intention to reduce generally the number of Indians employed either in the Government service or the railway and harbour administration. In the case of the former, the annual expansion of the service has necessitated during the last five years addition to the Asian staff. In the case of the latter a few reductions have been made on the score of economy and it may be necessary to carry out certain further reductions of the same nature in the future. As it is the policy to train African natives for Government employment, the proportion of Indians employed may be expected to decrease in course of time.