Mr. Creech Jones:
asked the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies what recent amendment has been made, or is proposed, to the Crown Lands Ordinance, of Kenya, with a view to making additional provision for native settlement areas, and why?
An amendment to the Crown Lands Ordinance was passed by the Kenya Legislative Council in December last. It is designed to give legal authority for the areas selected for the settlement of Africans who have been discharged under the Resident Native Labourers Ordinance and who cannot be accommodated in the native land units.
The hon. Member probably appreciates that it is difficult to replace some men of this particular character in the tribal organisation from which they have fallen out. Therefore this special arrangement is being made to accommodate them.