HC Deb 09 December 1926 vol 200 c2318W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what increase in revenue is estimated to accrue from the proposed addition to the poll-tax on the Indian community in Kenya, and from the tax on male servants, in excess of two, in European employ?


The additional amounts required for the education of European and Indian children in Kenya are approximately £31,000 and £20,000 respectively. The tax in respect of servants in European employ is estimated to yield 27,000 and the poll-tax on Asiatic adults £12,000. The balance is to be raised by special consumption taxes on spirits and wines, the incidence of which is at present estimated as follows:

Europeans 24,000
Indians 8,000

thus providing the totals of £31,000 and £20,000 to be contributed by the, respective communities. It is recognised that their shares in the incidence of the consumption taxes may be subject to readjustment and the Government proposes to obtain consumption statistics next year in order to determine more precisely the allocation of these taxes.