HC Deb 22 June 1950 vol 476 cc161-2W
Mr. Parker

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that the Minister for Lands and Mines in the Tanganyika Government stated on 20th May that 60,000 acres of land were to be alienated near Songea and that another 150,000 acres should be available for alienation when the natives moved southwards from the non-native block from Kilimanjaro and Meru; and whether he will give an assurance that a division of Tanganyika into areas for European and African settlement is not intended.

Mr. J. Griffiths

Yes. The first area is unoccupied and will not be required for occupation by Africans within the foreseeable future, while the second area is generally unsuitable for native cultivation. I most certainly assure my hon. Friend that there is no intention of dividing Tanganyika into areas for European and African settlement.