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Land Policy

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 28 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will urge the Kenya Government to make competence and not race the principle for the allocation of farming land, as proposed by the recent all-party Delegation.

Whilst the Delegation wrote of moving towards a more flexible land policy designed to encourage the utililisation under suitable safeguards of undeveloped areas by competent farmers of whatever race, it also referred to the work of the Royal Commission and thought it wise to refrain from detailed comments on land adjustments in Kenya. My right hon. Friend does not at this time propose to rush in where the Delegation feared to tread.