HC Deb 20 July 1965 vol 716 cc1317-8
5. Mr. Wall

asked the Minister of Overseas Development, if she will now make a statement on future Government aid for land resettlement schemes in Kenya.

21. Mr. Peter Mills

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what further will be done to help the remaining hard cases among British farmers in Kenya.

Mrs. Castle

I would refer the hon. Member to my reply of 13th July to which I have nothing to add at present.

Mr. Wall

Is the right hon. Lady aware that, in February, Mr. Stamp said in Kenya that unless something was done about resettlement there would be a general exodus of European farmers? The continued uncertainty which has existed under both British Governments for the last 18 months has caused great dissatisfaction among European farmers and Africans in Kenya and is damaging the Kenya economy.

Mrs. Castle

As I have said before, there is not much point in sending out a mission unless one bases one's decisions on its report. I expect to receive the final report of the mission towards the end of August and on the basis of that report I shall have early discussions with Kenya Ministers.