Mr. Creech Jones:
Yes, Sir; a proportion of such land is not cultivable and some, while it is not arable is being beneficially used for pasture. Further extension of the beneficial use of land is temporarily handicapped by shortage of agricultural machinery and equipment. Agrarian legislation which is at present being prepared in Kenya will, if enacted, make provision generally similar to that in the United Kingdom Agricultural Act to ensure the efficient use of agricultural land.
Does that mean that in the event of any farmer being dispossessed for not making proper use of his land, that land will be available only to other white settlers?
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the white settler is only to anxious to extend and develop production if he can get water, wire, and so on, with which to assist him to do so?