HC Deb 23 July 1963 vol 681 cc156-7W
64. Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what proposals he has for assisting the ex-Service men who settled in Kenya with the encouragement of the British Government and under the auspices of the European Agricultural Settlement Board.

Mr. Sandys

The position of these farmers cannot be sufficiently distinguished from that of other European farmers to justify different treatment. About one-third of them can have reasonable expectations of being bought out under the Land Settlement Schemes towards which the British Government is contributing up to about £19.5 million. It is hoped that these Schemes, together with the provision of additional funds for the Land Bank, will help to restore the market in land and enable those farmers wishing to leave to do so with a reasonable realisation of their assets.