HC Deb 10 March 1959 vol 601 cc1057-8
40. Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what proposals were made by the eight non-official members of the Kenya Legislative council appointed to examine the progress of land consolidation; and if their report was unanimous.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

After paying a tribute to the achievements of the land consolidation authorities the group recommended changes of detail in procedure, most of which have been accepted by the Kenya Government. This was no minority report, but the report was signed by four only of the eight members, the other four having failed to indicate whether they wished to sign or not.

Mr. Robinson

Does not the Colonial Secretary think it unfortunate that we cannot find out why the African members were unable to sign this report, and would he say whether a copy of the report is in the Library, or, if not, will he put one in the Library?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Yes, Sir. It is certainly disappointing that four Africans, including Mr. Mboya, neither signed nor assented. I will put a copy of the report in the Library.