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Kenya (Tribal Intermarriage)

Volume 438: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps have been taken in Kenya to implement the recommendations of the Carter Committee on the Interpenetration of Tribes.

The Carter Land Commission which reported in 1933 expressed the view that peaceful penetration between tribes, especially as a result of intermarriage, would be a useful method of distributing the population and raising the general level of attainment. The Committee made no specific recommendations for action and, as my hon. Friend is no doubt aware, there would be resistance by certain tribes to any steps calculated to this end.