HC Deb 11 June 1959 vol 606 cc1151-2
31. Miss Vickers

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how much money has been spent on improvement schemes for agriculture in Kenya in the financial years 1956–57, 1958–59, and 1959–60.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Gross expenditure on agricultural development in Kenya in the financial year 1956–57 was just under £3 million. Estimated expenditure in the years 1958–59 and 1959–60 is £5¼ million and £3½ million.

Miss Vickers

While thanking my right hon. Friend for that reply, may I ask him to press on with these schemes, in view of the fact that Kenya has no mineral resources and that this is the best form of development?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I very much agree with my hon. Friend.

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