§ 36. Mr. CHARLES BUXTON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any schemes for tine development of native areas in Kenya have been 847 put forward in connection with the Colonial Development Fund; whether he can give the nature of the schemes, the districts concerned, the amount of cost in each case, and the total cost of such schemes; by whom these schemes were originally prepared; whether such applications were sent in to the committee appointed to deal with the fund; if so, what was the response given; and, if not, what were the reasons for the failure to send in the applications concerned?
§ Mr. LUNN
A scheme prepared by the Government of Kenya for the establishment of a meat factory for the disposal of surplus stock culled from native reserves has been received. The application was for a direct grant of £60,000 and for a loan of £40,000, free of interest for 10 years, from the Colonial Development Fund. The application has not yet been submitted to the Colonial Development Advisory Committee as it is still under discussion between my Noble Friend and the Colonial Government. It is understood that the Colonial Government also has under consideration schemes for the development of agriculture and animal husbandry in native reserves, for the construction of roads and bridges in native areas, and for the fencing of a stock route from the Northern Frontier Province to railhead.
§ Mr. BUXTON
Have the schemes to which my hon. Friend has referred been submitted yet to the Colonial Development Advisory Committee?
§ Mr. BUXTON
Is the hon. Member aware that that relates only to the first big scheme, but that a large number of other local schemes were alluded to, and that I asked whether they would be submitted to the Advisory Committee?