HC Deb 06 July 1949 vol 466 cc2132-3
23. Viscount Hinchingbrooke

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that the Kenya Land Control Board have interfered with a free sale of land by Mr. M. B. Tennent of Kupkegora Farm, Kenya, to African Tea Holdings, Ltd., on the grounds that the latter firm already holds sufficient land, and that the sale price was excessive; and whether he will make a statement on the powers given to, or assumed by, the Kenya Government to control the use of land.

Mr. Rees-Williams

I am asking the Governor for information about this proposed sale. With regard to the latter part of the Question, I would refer to the reply given to the hon. Member for North Croydon (Mr. Frederic Harris) on 9th February last.

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