HC Deb 10 July 1962 vol 662 c1125
6. Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when the independent Commission for the demarcation of regional boundaries in Kenya will start its work.

Mr. H. Fraser

The Commission to delimit the boundaries of the regions and the Nairobi area is expected to begin work in Kenya early in August.

Mr. Wall

What about the other six regions? Will my hon. Friend agree that the nub of the political dispute in Kenya is between those who want a unitary State and those who want a semi-federal State? Therefore, is it not extremely important to have the six regions referred to in the White Paper demarcated at the first possible opportunity?

Mr. Fraser

This is precisely what the Commission will do, setting the boundaries of the regions and of the Nairobi area. There are the six regions and the Nairobi area.

Mr. F. M. Bennett

Will my hon. Friend say—I apologise in advance if the information is already available—when the names of the members of the Commission will be published?

Mr. Fraser

Sir Stafford Foster-Sutton has accepted the chairmanship, and we hope that the names of the other members of these two Commissions will be announced shortly.

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