HC Deb 10 July 1924 vol 175 c2492W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, upon the transfer of British territory in East Africa, in the Jubaland district of Kenya Colony, to Italy, pursuant to the Pact of London of 1915, compensation will be paid to those settlers whose plantations will be transferred, against their wishes, from the British to the Italian flag, particularly in the case of those who obtained their grants of land before the War and have spent large sums of money in developing them?


No title to compensation is recognised. The retention of existing grants of land is provided for in the Convention and the holders will be able to continue under the Italian flag. The only claim for compensation which so far as I know is likely to be made is by a company in regard to which a winding-up order has already been made.