HC Deb 14 May 1957 vol 570 c13W
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.

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