HC Deb 17 April 1946 vol 421 c2675
38. Captain Charles Smith

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will give an assurance that all non-native settlement in Tanganyika will take place as part of an overall plan so that no small farmers will be settled until the Government is satisfied that there will be an adequate labour supply with the prospect of satisfactory wage rates.

Mr. Georģe Hall

Yes, Sir. I will give attention to the point raised by my hon and gallant Friend.

39. Captain C. Smith

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the scheme for non-native settlement, now being considered by the Government of Tanganyika, provides for the settling of individual farmers or of trained key-workers in larger undertakings.

Mr. Georģe Hall

These schemes are still being worked out by the Land Settlement Board in Tanganyika. It is premature to make any definite statement about their details.

Captain Smith

May I ask the Secretary of State whether he will maintain the principle that no land will be alienated to non-natives without the specific consent of the Secretary of State?

Mr. Hail

We are seeing that native interests are being protected in every possible way.