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Kenya (Land Settlement Schemes)

Volume 960: debated on Friday 15 December 1978

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development when the various land settlement schemes in Kenya will be completed; and if she will summarise the results so far.

United Kingdom funding of the various schemes for land transfer in Kenya will cease on 31st March 1979. To date, about 1,400 farms with a total acreage of about 3·5 million acres have been transferred at a total cost of around £31 million to aid funds; only 34 of the farms eligible for transfer to Kenyan ownership under United Kingdom aid remain unsold.