HC Deb 27 October 1943 vol 393 cc178-9
61. Mr. Creech Jones

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether official endorsement has been given to further schemes of European settlement in Kenya; and what is the Government policy on this matter?

Colonel Stanley

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to the hon. and gallant Member for East Leicester (Major Lyons) on 13th October.

Mr. Creech Jones

How soon does the right hon. and gallant Gentleman hope to be able to make a statement on this rather important matter?

Colonel Stanley

Certainly not till I have received the reports and recommendations referred to in my answer.

Mr. Riley

Before the right hon. and gallant Gentleman gives consent to any proposals from the Legislative Council of Kenya, will this House have a chance of considering them?

Colonel Stanley

Obviously the House will have a chance of considering any proposals long before they can be put into force, which would not be till after the war.