§ 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.