HC Deb 16 October 1946 vol 427 c880
31. Mr. Wilkes

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will state the composition of the sub-committee set up to examine the operation of Kipande system in Kenya; and, in particular, how many Africans had been appointed.

Mr. Creech Jones

The sub-committee of the Kenya Labour Advisory Committee at present examining the Kipande system is sitting under the chairmanship of the Labour Commissioner, and is composed of two Europeans, one Indian and two Africans.

Mr. W. J. Brown

What is the Kipande system?

Mr. Creech Jones

It is a kind of pass which Africans are supposed to produce as they move about the territory.

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