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Social Welfare Report (Recommendations)

Volume 529: debated on Wednesday 7 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what action he has taken upon the findings of the Chinn Report upon Social Welfare in Kenya.

This report, prepared by my right hon. Friend's Adviser on Social Welfare, covered a very wide field, but its main recommendation concerned the setting up of a separate department to control and co-ordinate the many activities in this sphere. The Kenya Government have not up to now felt able to accept this recommendation.In the African reserves this work is carried out under the Provincial Administration and, particularly at the present time, when rehabilitation in the Kikuyu reserves is of such importance, it has been thought inadvisable to change the present organisation.