HC Deb 30 October 1956 vol 558 c140W
104. Mr. Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies on what colonial services and on what items of the loan to Kenya he proposes to save £1,250,000 in this year's Estimates.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The loan to Kenya formed part of the assistance Her Majesty's Government agreed to supply to Kenya should the need for it arise this year. After a review of Kenya's financial position it was decided that Kenya could forgo £1 million since it expects to be able to cover the costs of the emergency this year from its own resources and from the £4 million grant which Her Majesty's Government is still providing. The £250,000 reduction in other services is made possible by a reassessment of the cost of African forces this year.

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