HC Deb 12 July 1944 vol 401 cc1743-4W
Mr. Creech Jones

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what proposals have recently been made to the Buganda Government to amend Clause 15 of the 1900 Agreement, to enable the Protectorate Government compulsorily to acquire African-owned freehold land; and for what purpose such land is required.

Colonel Stanley

The Governor recently proposed an amendment to the Uganda Agreement of 1900 whereby the interpretation of the term "other useful public works"for which the Protectorate Government is entitled to expropriate land under Clause 15 should be extended to cover land required for public purposes generaly. The object of the proposal was to enable the Government to acquire a site for a Central Cotton Research Station and also additional land for Makerere College.