HC Deb 20 July 1955 vol 544 cc38-9W
44. Mr. Benn

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many civil servants owning land in Kenya are political officers; and how many are of the rank of district commissioner or above or of the corresponding ranks in the Secretariat or Legal Departments.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The number of administrative officers of district officer level and upward owning land is ten, and the number of officers of corresponding Secretariat rank is ten. The number in the Legal Department of resident magistrate level and upwards is six. Of these figures approximately 50 per cent. represent household properties and the remaining 50 per cent. residential farm properties of twenty acres or over. The figures refer to serving staff on the pensionable establishment.