HC Deb 08 March 1957 vol 566 cc112-3W
Mr. Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, what is the number of detainees in Kenya who are at present employed in work camps; what are their hours of work, wages and living conditions; and on what projects they are employed.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Some 22,240 detainees are at present employed on work of different kinds in various camps in Kenya, apart from camp maintenance. They do not work more than eight hours a day and no work is done on Sundays or public holidays. They are paid for this work and their pay is calculated at prevailing local rates for similar work. They live under camp conditions in thatched huts or converted army huts.

I have asked the Governor of Kenya to prepare a list of the various projects on which detainees are employed, which I will circulate later in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

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