HC Deb 23 April 1928 vol 216 c640W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that civil servants retiring from service in Kenya would, in many cases, remain in the country if they were offered sufficient inducement to do so; and whether, as such officials, with their knowledge of the country, the climate, and the native languages, would make desirable settlers, he is prepared to make preferential grants of land in such cases?


This subject, was investigated last year by a Committee appointed by the Governor, which recommended that retiring officials should be given special facilities for acquiring land arid settling in the Colony. I have not yet learnt the Governor's views, but I am prepared to give sympathetic consideration to any scheme which he may think suitable and which contains the requisite safeguards.