HC Deb 10 May 1944 vol 399 cc1925-6W
Mr. Creech Jones

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what safeguards will be offered to African squatters in occupation of land likely to be taken up in the extended new settlement schemes of European settlers in Kenya.

Colonel Stanley

The legal position is that, under the Resident Labourers Ordinance, the contract between a resident labourer on a farm and the occupier is deemed, upon a change of occupancy, to have been assigned to the new occupier, provided that the labourer does not refuse his consent. The labourer's position would thus not be affected by the sale or subdivision of an existing farm for new settlement. I am, however, asking the Governor for a fuller report.

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