HC Deb 14 November 1957 vol 577 c1119
27. Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are being taken by the Government of Kenya to allocate houses for civil servants in Nairobi and other towns on a non-racial basis.

Mr. Profumo

I have asked the Governor for this information and will circulate a further reply in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mrs. Castle

Would not the hon. Gentleman agree that, with Kenya moving towards a non-racial Civil Service, the allocation of houses for civil servants on racial grounds is quite undesirable? Will his Department use its pressure to speed up the implementation of the Governor's proposal that the whole of this question should be reconsidered so that African civil servants will be given housing compatible with their status?

Mr. Profumo

I think I ought to await the Governor's comments before going into the details which the hon. Lady has raised. I hope she will forgive me.