§ Mr. Brockway
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of detainees in Kenya who are at present employed in work camps; their hours of work, wages and living conditions; and on what projects they are employed.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd,
pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 8th March, 1957; Vol. 566, c. 112–3], supplied the following further information
Employment of Detainees in Works Camps: Kenya Nature of work project Number of detainees employed March, 1957 Mwea/Tebere Irrigation Project 3,200 Bench terracing 1,575 Other agricultural work 505 Forestry 155 Building 1,650 Quarrying and stone dressing 1,470 Road making and maintenance 1,220 Domestic duties in camps 2,182 Total 11,957
These detainees are held in "Works Camps", i.e., those camps in the Central Province for detainees approaching release. Some 10,000 detainees in other camps are employed in various types of work.