§ Mr. Wigg
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has considered the copy of a cablegram sent by Mr. Pritt, Q.C., in reply to a cablegram from the hon. Members for Gravesend, Cannock, Bristol, South-East and Derby, and denying that he had made only one
Area Monthly Contracts Ticket Contracts Plus Housing Sh. Cts. Sh. Cts. Sh. Cts. Eldoret 46 50 54 25 6 00 Kisumu 44 50 52 00 5 00 Kitale 48 50 56 50 6 00 Mombasa Island 52 25 61 00 8 25 Nairobi 50 00 58 25 6 50 Nakuru 48 00 56 00 7 00 Nanyuki 49 00 57 00 4 00 Nyeri 48 50 56 50 5 00 Thika 48 50 56 50 5 00
Workers in the public service in these areas receive these rates with 3s. extra on engagement, which is raised to 8s. after three months' service. After one year they qualify for a cost of living allowance of 55 per cent. of their basic salary. Outside these areas the minimum 272W protest about lack of facilities at the Kapenguria court; and, in view of Mr. Pritt's information, if he will explain how this fact came to be withheld from the House.
§ Mr. Lyttelton
Yes. On the 10th December I was asked whether I had considered the protests by Mr. Pritt and replied that I had received none. I can only deal with protests addressed to me through the Governor. I added in my earlier reply the substance of a report made to me by the Governor on 8th December and am satisfied that that report also was correct. I therefore did not withhold any facts from the House.