HC Deb 23 November 1949 vol 470 c355
32. Mr. Erroll

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when the roads in Kenya will be brought up to the standard of the roads in Uganda.

Mr. Rees-Williams

Comparisons are difficult to make but in Kenya there are greater distances in relation to population, less favourable soil conditions, heavier traffic, and greater expense involved in building and maintaining roads. Larger sums have, however, been allotted to road development in the Kenya development plan.

Mr. Erroll

In view of the urgent need in Kenya for improved roads will the Under-Secretary of State urge the Governor to press on rapidly with better road construction?

Mr. Rees-Williams

There is, as the hon. Gentleman knows, I think, a road authority committee appointed by the Governor to go into this whole question.

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