HC Deb 21 October 1942 vol 383 c1986W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies where land in Kenya Colony suitable for growing essential foodstuffs but at present uncultivated is owned, by someone who is not now in the Colony, are any steps being taken to have the land cultivated or is the absence of the owner regarded as a sufficient reason for leaving the land uncultivated?

Mr. Harold Macmillan

Yes, Sir. The Agricultural Production and Settlement Board of Kenya is empowered under the Defence (Increased Production of Crops) Regulations of 1942, to enter upon and cultivate the land of any person who is not in the colony, if it is not already being cultivated.