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Mombasa (Labour Dispute)

Volume 436: debated on Wednesday 23 April 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to an announcement made by the Kenya Information

the Colonial Social Science Research Council are now in hand.

The research projects recommended by the Colonial Social Science Research Council which have been approved by me or my predecessor and are still in hand are as follow:Office on 22nd January, that the A.D.C. to the Governor had participated in strikebreaking activities during the recent strike in Mombasa; if he will make a statement of the facts; and what views he has expressed on the incident.

I have seen the announcement by the Kenya Information Office which reads as follows:

"A number of volunteers arrived from Nairobi this morning (22nd January) for work in the Port. Amongst them is the A.D.C. to His Excellency the Governor."
It was clearly necessary that essential services should be maintained and members of all sections of the community and all races volunteered to keep the Port open. I understand that the A.D.C. was among those who assisted in the unloading of ships.