HC Deb 13 March 1957 vol 566 cc1117-8
14. Mr. Baldwin

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what are the functions of the African Industrial Estates Development Committee recently set up in Kenya; and whether the members of that committee will comprise both Africans and Europeans.

Mr. Profumo

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply my right hon. Friend gave on 6th March to a similar Question by the hon. Member for Eton and Slough (Mr. Brockway).

Mr. Baldwin

Does my hon. Friend not think that the Kenya Government are to be congratulated on the steps they have taken in setting up this and similar Committees, which must lead to a raising of the standard of living of the Africans and which, to a certain extent, will break down the innuendoes very often made in this House about Europeans not wanting to raise the status of the Africans?

Mr. Profumo

I certainly do. I have no doubt that my hon. Friend's remarks will have been noted in the spirit in which they have been made.