HC Deb 13 June 1961 vol 642 c170
21. Mr. Goodhart

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many African families it is now planned to resettle on land owned by European farmers in Kenya in the course of the next two years.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The scheme for which funds are already in view should provide for about 6,300 families; schemes for accelerated re-settlement are currently under discussion.

Mr. Goodhart

Is my right hon. Friend aware that some responsible people in Kenya have plans for settling as many as 25,000 families in the next four months? Would my right hon. Friend look sympathetically at this problem?

Mr. Macleod

Within the last few hours I have received from the Council of Ministers in Kenya new proposals on this matter which I will study carefully.