§ 36. Mr. Rankin
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the average acreage per farm consolidated under the Swynnerton Plan in Kenya; the average number of persons per household occupying those farms; how much cultivated land is available under the current consolidation plan; and how many households will be accommodated or displaced.
§ Mr. Profumo
The land consolidation programme is separate from the Swynnerton Plan, but related to it. In the Central Province, where work is most advanced, the average acreage per farm is five in the Kikuyu districts and eight in Embu; the average size of the rightholders family is five; and just over one million acres of cultivable land will be consolidated. All rightholders will be accommodated.
§ Mr. Rankin
Will the Under-Secretary answer the last part of my Question? How many households will be displaced under this plan?