HC Deb 13 July 1961 vol 644 c569
35. Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what decision he has come to with regard to the Protectorate over the coastal strip in Kenya.

Mr. Iain Macleod

I would refer my hon. Friend to the replies which I gave him on 16th March and to which I have nothing to add.

Mr. Wall

Would my right hon. Friend agree that any transfer of sovereignty from the Protectorate to an independent Government in Kenya could be done only with the consent and approval of the Sultan of Zanzibar and that that is likely to be obtained only in the context of an East African Federation?

Mr. Macleod

In the context of an East African Federation this and many other problems would be easier to solve. My hon. Friend is quite right. This is a matter for negotiation between the parties to the 1895 agreement.