HC Deb 21 June 1939 vol 348 cc2253-4W
Mr. Paling

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has received any information from the Governor of Kenya about the expulsion of 10 pupils from the school at Hono, Alego, on 25th May, because of the parents inability to pay school fees; and will he reconsider the question of the advisability of abolishing school fees to be paid by Africans who, in thousands of cases, are paid wages of 8s. per month?

Sir T. Inskip

My right hon. Friend has been informed by the Governor of Kenya that this is the first occasion on which his attention has been drawn to the fact that the principle of fee-paying has been enforced in such a way as to lead to the expulsion of children, without provision for the remission of fees. The Governor is having an inquiry made into the matter.

Commander Bower

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that British subjects of Jewish extraction in Kenya have received letters from official German sources addressed to Deutsch Ost-Afrika, in some cases demanding payment of their alleged share of a collective fine recently imposed on Jews in Germany; and whether he will take steps to prevent these illegal demands?

Sir T. Inskip

I would refer to my right hon. Friend's reply of the 7th June to a similar question by the hon. Member for Stourbridge (Mr. R. Morgan). Inquiries with regard to these allegations have been addressed to the Governors of the East African territories, including Kenya.

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