HC Deb 22 March 1933 vol 276 cc329-30W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether there is schemes and the total number of persons given employment.


pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 20th March, 1933; col. 29, Vol. 276], supplied the following information:

any reason why the 10 days' period of casual leave now granted to the Indian employés of the Kenyan railways should not be brought into line with the 14 days' period granted to Indians in the employ of the Kenya Government; and whether, as this concession would cause no extra expenditure, further investigation can be made into the matter so as to facilitate the grant of extra leave?


The cost of the desired concession to the Kenya and Uganda Railway and Harbours Administration was estimated in 1931 at about £5,000 per anum. I should not feel justified in adding to the financial difficulties under which that Administration is at present working.