§ Mr. Mathers
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies to what extent public funds have been granted for industrial development in Kenya during the war period; whether these enterprises are operated by private persons and companies; and what is to be the policy in relation to these publicly-financed undertakings when the war ends.1150W
§ Colonel Stanley
The East African Industrial Council is in charge, under the East African Governors' Conference, of the development of secondary industries in Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika and Zanzibar. An advance of£100,000 has been made by the Government of Kenya for this purpose, and the question of participation by the other Governments is under consideration. The following are details of allocations from this fund for projects to be operated by the East African Industrial Management Board, which is subordinate to the Industrial Council referred to above:
£ (1) Sulphuric acid production 4,500 (2) Hydrogenation of oils 12,000 (3) Glass manufacture 12,000 (4) Pottery plant 4,000 (5) Fibre boards and paper manufacture 10,000 (6) Caustic soda 1,000 (7) General chemicals 4,000 (8) Lime and cement 4,000 Total £51,500
The post-war policy in regard to these publicly financed undertakings has not yet been settled.