HC Deb 29 July 1952 vol 504 cc129-30W
Mr. Alport

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make a further statement with regard to Her Majesty's Government's policy with regard to European settlement in the Highlands of Kenya; and to what extent this area will be included in the terms of reference of the proposed inquiry into the land problems of the Colony.

Mr. Lyttelton

The broad lines of policy about European settlement in Kenya have not changed and remain as follows. Her Majesty's Government fully recognise the value of European settlement to Kenya, and the important part that the European community has taken and will continue to take in developing the resources of the country and in helping to raise the standard of living of the African population. In short, European settlement is regarded as an essential and permanent part of Kenya's development.

With regard to the second part of the Question, I am not prepared to anticipate the statement promised during the debate on 17th July.