HC Deb 06 March 1946 vol 420 cc316-7
24. Squadron-Leader Donner

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in allotting land in the White Highlands of Kenya for leasing to the Kamba tribe, the strictest conditions will be imposed to secure that it is properly farmed and that shifting cultivation and over-stocking, which have been consistently practised by the tribe to the detriment of their own Reserve, will be prohibited.

The Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. Creech Jones)

No arrangement has been made for the lease referred to, although the matter has recently been the subject of public discussion in Kenya. The Kenya White Paper on Land Utilisation and Settlement published last November makes it clear, in dealing with African settlement schemes generally, that proper control by Government over the methods of cultivation, etc., is essential. It may therefore be assumed that in the case of any such schemes this control would be exercised.

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