§ Sir R. HAMILTON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that the estimated revenue of Kenya for 1930–31 includes £20,000 for arrears of hut tax not collected in 1929 on account of famine; and whether the Secretary of State is prepared to advise the Governor to exercise his powers of remission of taxation provided in Sections 10 and 12 of the Native Hut and Poll Tax Ordinance?
§ Dr. SHIELS
My Noble Friend has received an advance copy of the draft estimates of revenue and expenditure for 1930 as submitted to the Legislative Council of Kenya, and in these the provision referred to by the hon. Member is included. He has not yet received the draft estimates in their final form with the Governor's explanations, but if the item mentioned has been retained, the suggestion made by the hon. Member will be very carefully considered when the actual position of those from whom the arrears are due will be taken sympathetically into account.