HC Deb 24 November 1959 vol 614 cc175-6
25. Mr. Dugdale

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why he is unable to obtain statistics of the total amount of acreage of cultivable land in the Kenya White Highlands which remains unalienated.

Mr. Iain Macleod

Although there were, in the middle of 1959, less than 53 square miles of Crown land in the Highlands available for alienation, the figures at my disposal do not show how much is either too barren, too inaccessible, or too fragmented to be farmed. But the Kenya Government, in accordance with a recent Motion of the Legislative Council, are making a detailed examination of all unalienated Crown land other than forest reserve, both in and out of the Highlands, so as to make available land for development and settlement by landless people of all races.

Mr. Dugdale

Does that mean that these figures will be available in due course?

Mr. Macleod

Yes, it does.