§ Sir R. THOMAS
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has received any complaints that prospective settlers with capital are deterred from taking up farms in Kenya owing to the operations of land companies who hold out for inflated prices; and whether any considerable area of Crown land suitable far growing coffee, maize, and wheat is still available for alienation?
§ Mr. AMERY
There is no record of any complaints of the nature referred to in the first part of the question having been addressed to me. I regret that I am not in a position to give any details of the areas of Crown land in Kenya
— Clerical Classes (Men). Clerical Classes (Women). Writing Assistants (Women). Shorthand Typists and Typists (Women). Numbers— 1st April, 1923 … 22,829 6,619 3,772 2,740 1st April, 1924 … 24,763 6,831 4,297 2,848 1st April, 1925 … 26,133 6,792 4,120 3,188 1st April, 1926 … 26,221 7,339 4,603 3,378 Deaths in financial years— l923–4 … 79 11 2 3 1924–5 … 81 6 8 3 1925–6 … 93 6 10 4
These figures relate solely to established officers. The particulars as to clerical posts cover the general and departmental clerical classes and include a number of posts in clerical or departmental50W
available for alienation and suitable for particular crops: but the scheme of land settlement foreshadowed in the Legislative Council on the 1st November last included the allocation during 1928 of 170 farms of which 100 would be mixed farms of from 500 to 1,200 acres and 70 would be small holdings of 100 acres.