HC Deb 12 December 1955 vol 547 c138W
Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what restrictions are still in force upon the growing of cash crops by Africans in Kenya.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd,

pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 9th November, 1955; Vol. 545, c. 197], gave the following information: Farmers of whatever race are required to obtain licences for growing certain export crops, i.e., pyrethrum, wattle, sisal, coffee and tea, the principal object being to maintain marketable quality and to prevent the spread of pests.