HC Deb 09 April 1963 vol 675 cc129-30W
86. Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make a statement about the proposed disbandment of the Kenya Regiment and the cuts in the establishment of the Kenya Police.

Mr. Sandys

These proposals are among the recommendations of the Economy Commission set up to recommend economies in Government expenditure. The Commission recommended among other things that the Kenya Regiment should be disbanded and that the strength of the Police should be reduced by approximately 10 per cent. over a three-year period. The Kenya Government has announced that the Kenya Regiment will be suspended this year and is considering the Commission's other recommendations.

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