HC Deb 10 May 1944 vol 399 cc1923-4W
Colonel Lyons

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether a scheme for health and sanitary improvements and the rehousing as soon as circumstances admit, of the Arab and African urban dwellers in Mombasa, including Government and railway employees, has yet been completed in its final form; and what he estimates will be the cost of this work.

Colonel Stanley

The Governor intends to apply for a grant of £58,000 under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act for a permanent housing scheme for Government servants at Mombasa other than Asians and Europeans. As regards Arabs and Africans not in Government service a loan of £500,000 for housing schemes was approved last year under the Act, but I do not yet know what proportion of this will be applied to Mombasa. The plans for Mombasa are under active consideration and I will ask the Governor for a report on the present position.