§ 29. Mr. Turton
asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether she will now announce Her Majesty's Government's decision on the request of the Kenya Government for further financial assistance to enable them to purchase additional areas of European mixed-farming land.
§ Mrs. Castle
The Kenya Government proposals involve very large sums of money spread over a number of years. I do not consider that we have sufficient information at present to enable us to reach a decision on whether a new major scheme of land purchase involving British Government funds is necessary, and if so what form it should take. By 33W agreement with the Kenya Government I therefore intend to send as soon as possible a small expert team to discuss the matter further with the Kenya Government and generally to examine the problem on the spot. I will then review the position in the light of the team's report.