§ 72. Mr. J. Hynd
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress is being made in the settlement in new areas of Africans from eroded areas in Kenya.
Mr. Creech Jones
New areas are frequently examined from the point of view of suitability for the settlement of Africans from over-populated areas, but the main emphasis is upon improving and conserving occupied land and then resettling the former occupiers on it. Steady progress is being made in all areas. Settlement schemes in progress include Makueni in the Central Province where 75 Akamba families have been settled and Gede in the Coast Province where 342 families have been installed.