HC Deb 05 December 1945 vol 416 cc2301-2
14. Lieut.-Colonel Price-White

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if his attention has been drawn to a gift of £50 by the Masai tribe in Kenya to his Kenya Food for Britain Fund; and whether, in view of the recent criticisms directed at Britain Colonial policy, this spontaneous gesture, accompanied by expressions of friendship and admiration, may be given some publicity.

Mr. George Hall

I have already expressed to the Governor my appreciation of the spontaneous and generous gifts of food stuffs by the people of Kenya to the people of this country. I take this opportunity of repeating, on behalf of His Majesty's Government, my warm thanks for their welcome gifts.

Lieut.-Colonel Price-White

While appreciating the action taken by the right hon. Gentleman, may I ask whether he agrees that this gesture on the part of a very large East African tribe is an indication that, contrary to criticism, our Colonial policy in the native administrations has not been entirely unsuccessful in the past?

Mr. Hall

Yes, Sir.

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