HC Deb 02 June 1954 vol 528 c78W
43. Mr. T. Reid

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what gifts of money have been given or promised by the British taxpayers to Kenya since 1918; how much the Mau Mau revolt has cost up to date; how much of this has been met by Britain; and what further demands for grants are now being made by Kenya.

Mr. Lyttelton

Since 1918 gifts totalling £20,838,908 have been given or promised by this country. Expenditure on the emergency is estimated at £14,300,000 up to the end of June, 1954. None of this has been met out of United Kingdom funds but as I informed the House on 9th December, Her Majesty's Government are prepared, subject to Parliamentary approval to make a grant of £4 million towards emergency expenditure during the present financial year. The question of any further assistance is to be discussed with representatives of the Kenya Government later this month.