§ 42. Major Lyons
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies from what fund the Secretary of State has sanctioned a loan or grant for a rehousing scheme for Africans at Nairobi, and what are the conditions of the loan; to what authority is it made, and what is the total estimated expenditure of the scheme; whether the rents will be economic or sub-economic; and whether the plans provide for reasonable amenities, including tree planting, outdoor and indoor relaxation and a community centre, all with due regard to economy?
§ Mr. George Hall
A loan of £30,000 was made in November last year from Kenya Government Funds to the Nairobi Municipal Council for a housing scheme for Africans. The loan is for a period of 40 years and interest is payable at 3 per cent. The rents to be charged by the 1180 Council are to be sufficient to cover capital cost and annual maintenance only. The plans provide for a central garden, additional garden sites on the outskirts of the location, and a belt of trees along one side. Details of recreational facilities are not available.
§ Major Lyons
Will my hon. Friend keep his mind on the necessity for those recreation facilities in any further plans which are put to him?