HC Deb 20 January 1959 vol 598 cc4-5W
Mr. Dugdale

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, in connection with land consolidation in Kenya, how many holdings are recognised in the Kiambu district now that consolidation there is completed; how many holdings there were before consolidation; how many individuals who previously had holdings, however small, are landless as the result of consolidation; and what is the size of the largest and the smallest of the holdings after consolidation.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd,

pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 3rd December, 1958; Vol. 596, c. 155], supplied the following further information:

52,011 farm holdings and 31,634 village plots have been registered in Kiambu district. The number of separate fragments of land measured to make up the farms was 416,603. Many Africans owned more than one fragment and no Africans who previously had holdings have been made landless as a result of land consolidation. The largest and smallest holdings after consolidation are 273 and 0.01 acres, respectively.

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