Oral Answers to Questions — Kenya (Agricultural Production).

– in the House of Commons on 1st July 1942.

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Mr. Creech Jones:

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether steps are being taken to remove in Kenya the uncertainty in agricultural production for war requirements in respect of specific crops and price agreements?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

Production programmes are necessarily subject to variation owing to the changing conditions of war. It is the constant endeavour of my Noble Friend to secure as definite a programme as possible in conjunction with the authorities concerned, both in connection with the target for specific crops and the prices to be paid for them.

Mr. Creech Jones:

I take it that my right hon. Friend is giving attention to a complaint in "The Times" on Monday, that his statements are not specific enough, and that settlers in Kenya are under very great misapprehension as to what really is wanted for war production?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

Yes, Sir, I am also glad to see that my hon. Friend is giving attention to the views of the settlers.