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Cyprus (Constitutional Arrangements) (28 Jul 1954)

Mr Oliver Lyttelton: rose—

Cyprus (Constitutional Arrangements) (28 Jul 1954)

Mr Oliver Lyttelton: I had not intended to intervene on the subject of Cyprus, except for one reason—that this may well be the last occasion when I have the honour of addressing this House. I have no doubt that that will give great satisfaction to some hon. Members opposite. But now, after hearing the extremely irresponsible and dangerous speech of the hon. Member for Coventry, East (Mr. Crossman) I find it...

Cyprus (Constitutional Arrangements) (28 Jul 1954)

Mr Oliver Lyttelton: Only in the historical sense. I want to refer to it in the present sense. Are hon. Members opposite aware of the position which Turkey occupies in the defence plans of N.A.T.O.? Are they aware that 18 per cent, of the population of Cyprus is Turkish-speaking? Is no account to be taken of these facts? They have not been mentioned—[HON. MEMBERS: "Yes."]—when I have been in the House. I am...

Cyprus (Constitutional Arrangements) (28 Jul 1954)

Mr Oliver Lyttelton: I said that in the scheme of the defence of the Eastern Mediterranean, Turkish opinion and the solidarity of Turkey in the arrangements are of primary importance. That point has not been made while I have been in the House, and I heard the speech of the hon. and learned Member for Brigg (Mr. E. L. Mallalieu) in full. The mere statistic that 18 per cent. of the Cypriots speak Turkish might...

Cyprus (Constitutional Arrangements) (28 Jul 1954)

Mr Oliver Lyttelton: It is a most unlikely thing in any future we can foresee. I never used the term "never" and neither did my right hon. Friend. One of the things about which the hon. Member for Coventry, East became most effervescent was the fact that we were now leaving Egypt. He said that he advocated this step two years ago. At that time it would have been disastrous, but now, with the H-bomb and various ...

Cyprus (Constitutional Arrangements) (28 Jul 1954)

Mr Oliver Lyttelton: Perhaps the right hon. Gentleman will take it from me that we certainly give that pledge. A start has to be made, and the first thing is that the Governor must have wider opportunities of discussing these proposals with the political parties. It will take some time.

Orders of the Day — Kenya (22 Jul 1954)

Mr Oliver Lyttelton: Let me begin by thanking the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Rochester and Chatham (Mr. Bottomley) for the spirit in which he made his remarks. I think the whole Committee will be very grateful to him. The right hon. Gentleman has not intervened very often in colonial debates, as I remember, but we on this side of the Committee will welcome his interventions on more occasions in the...

Orders of the Day — Kenya (22 Jul 1954)

Mr Oliver Lyttelton: I cannot accept the right hon. Gentleman's suggestion. Very often people say that things ought to be cleaned up, but they may be rather shocked when they come to examine the methods which have to be used. Screening in those camps is conducted by district officers from the Central Provinces together with teams of Africans. The dangerous Mau Mau adherents, that is, suspected murderers,...

Orders of the Day — Kenya (22 Jul 1954)

Mr Oliver Lyttelton: I have not received any recent information on those points. The last I heard about it was that it was less in extent. I would now say something about the administration of law in relation to charges of capital offences. The Committee probably knows that, both in Malaya and in Kenya, I have always set my face against any form of summary justice. The Governments of those two countries—and...

Orders of the Day — Kenya (22 Jul 1954)

Mr Oliver Lyttelton: Perhaps the right hon. Gentleman will get up when I have dealt with my next point? I had a report from the Governor, who made an extensive tour, when he got back to Kenya. In spite of disorders, soil conservation—which lies at the root of the agricultural problem—has gone on at a much greater rate than ever before. The most permanent and hopeful development in conservation is in the...

Orders of the Day — Kenya (22 Jul 1954)

Mr Oliver Lyttelton: I have no doubt that there will be many opportunities for the right hon. Gentleman to raise questions as to how the £5 million grant—which was made outside the C.D. & W. scheme for specific agricultural purposes—is being spent—and I have no doubt that he will be very quick to take advantage of those opportunities.

Orders of the Day — Kenya (22 Jul 1954)

Mr Oliver Lyttelton: There will be opportunities if the right hon. Gentleman wishes to raise it. We made the grant, and I announced it in the House.

Orders of the Day — Kenya (22 Jul 1954)

Mr Oliver Lyttelton: This is a special grant. It is not all C.D. & W., and that, I think, is what the right hon. Gentleman wants to know. With regard to education, 136 of the K.I.S.A. schools were closed in the Central Province at the beginning of the emergency, because, like the K.A.U., to which the right hon. Gentleman referred, they were seed-beds for Mau Mau. That is distressing, but the facts were...

Orders of the Day — Kenya (22 Jul 1954)

Mr Oliver Lyttelton: I am sure that such a Minister on the spot could not commit Her Majesty's Government without consultation with me. Therefore, if there was a Minister of State, it would only make an unnecessary link in the chain of responsibility. Furthermore—and this always seems to me to need saying, particularly when I am asked about such things as the dismissal of a clerk in a post office in some...

Orders of the Day — Kenya (22 Jul 1954)

Mr Oliver Lyttelton: All I was trying to say was that I do not think so. I think the opposite would occur. All the actions that a Minister of State in Nairobi took would have to be taken after consultation with me. I am only telling the right hon. Gentleman that his idea, though interesting and imaginative, does not commend itself in any way to Her Majesty's Government. I apologise for having kept the Committee...

Orders of the Day — Kenya (22 Jul 1954)

Mr Oliver Lyttelton: There is not very much that is debatable. As the right hon. Gentleman knows, Parliamentary days are usually reserved for debates on which there is sharp disagreement. All I have been saying are the facts. It is clear that the struggle for the minds of the people is being waged with great determination, and that it is comprehensively and imaginatively conceived. What we are striving to do is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Kenya (Financial Assistance) (14 Jul 1954)

Mr Oliver Lyttelton: With permission, I will answer Question No. 91. On 9th December last I announced that, although precise forecasting was difficult, the Kenya Government would need assistance of about £6 million if they were to maintain a reasonable level of liquid resources and continue to meet their obligations until the end of the United Kingdom financial year 1954–55. I also said that if the present...

Oral Answers to Questions — Kenya (Financial Assistance) (14 Jul 1954)

Mr Oliver Lyttelton: The object of the grant and of the loan is to enable Kenya to finance not only the emergency, but the large programme of social and economic development which is planned in the Colony.

Oral Answers to Questions — Kenya (Financial Assistance) (14 Jul 1954)

Mr Oliver Lyttelton: I am afraid that I cannot answer the right hon. Gentleman's last question, because that would mean earmarking a specific sum for a specific purpose. These grants have been made in order that the general revenues of Kenya will be available to finance the long-term programme which we had in mind. With regard to the first question, I gave the House two promises. One was that I would make a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Kenya (Financial Assistance) (14 Jul 1954)

Mr Oliver Lyttelton: These grants cover the immediate position. It is nothing more than an estimate of a very general kind that has been made about the future, because that depends on how soon we can end the emergency.


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