HC Deb 10 December 1953 vol 521 cc285-6W
Mr. Skeffington

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many agricultural advisers are now at work in Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika; and how many are Africans.

Mr. Lyttelton

I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the staffs of the

Mr. Turton

When Section 62 of the National Insurance Act, 1946, expired on 4th July, 1953, there were, according to the latest figures, 47,379 persons receiving extended benefit, of whom about one-third were receiving supplementation from the National Assistance Board. The position of these persons on 18th November, the latest date for which such information is available, was as follows:

Agricultural Departments of the Territories concerned. These total for Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika approximately 2,240, 1,000 and 1,840 respectively. Details of the racial distribution of employees are not available. I am consulting the Governors on this point and will communicate with the hon. Member as soon as I have received their replies.