HC Deb 23 November 1949 vol 470 cc355-6
39. Mr. Skinnard

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what alternative accommodation and subsistence provision have been offered by the Kenya Government to the people rendered homeless by official action in burning three huts in the Ndeiya Reserve.

Mr. Rees-Williams

My right hon. Friend has asked the Governor for information and will write to my hon. Friend when it is received.

Mr. Skinnard

Will my hon. Friend bear in mind, together with the Government of Kenya, the practice which obtains in some other Colonies of providing suitable alternative accommodation before having the order for destruction carried out?

Mr. Rees-Williams

We have not heard of any destruction at all. This was the first information that came to us on the subject.

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