HC Deb 19 June 1958 vol 589 cc1303-4
36. Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies under what conditions the Government of Kenya lease the 10-mile coastal strip, including Mombasa, from the Sultan of the Zanzibar Protectorate.

Mr. Profumo

The conditions under which Her Majesty's Government administer the Kenya Protectorate are set out in the Treaty of 1895 between Great Britain and Zanzibar. The text of the Treaty appears in Volume XX of Hertslet's Collection of Treaties and Conventions, copies of which are in the Library of the House.

Mr. Johnson

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that a certain gentleman called Mr. Khamisi made a statement in the last African elections saying that the African Nationalist movement would annex this strip of Kenya? Will the hon. Gentleman deny that and point out that any future settlement will be made by the Kenya Government, the British Government, and the Zanzibar Government?

Mr. Profumo

The situation is as I told the hon. Gentleman, and anything contrary to the published Treaty is obviously deniable by Her Majesty's Government.

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