HC Deb 26 November 1964 vol 702 cc218-9W
Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what official protests have been made about the seizure by the Government of some 70 British-owned farms in Tanzania; what notice was given to the farmers to quit; and what compensation is being offered.

Mr. Bottomley

The Tanzanian Gazette of 6th November contained notices revoking the leases of twenty-one farms in the Arusha area, including ten owned by British citizens. I understand that the leases of some thirty-five more farms, mostly in the Iringa region, have subsequently been revoked, but I am still awaiting details of any British farms involved. I am informed that a number of the farmers affected in the Arusha area have made representations to the Tanzanian Authorities which are under consideration. I would prefer to withhold further comment at this stage. I have no information about any farmers having been given notice to quit or of any offers of compensation.

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