§ SIR HENRY TYLER
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether Her Majesty's Government have yet considered the question of completing the Suakin-Berber Railway, and the communication by steamers between Berber and Khartoum, with a view to opening out the commerce of and conferring the blessings of civilization upon Central Africa; and, whether they will be prepared at proper times and seasons to proceed with and carry out that policy?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. W. H. SMITH)
There is no immediate intention of proceeding with the railway towards Berber; indeed, I may remind the hon. Member that a considerable part of both plant and material have been brought back to this country at great expense. The remainder of the Question has reference to a subject of far greater magnitude than could be dealt with in any ordinary answer to a Question.
§ MR. T. P. O'CONNOR
I wish to ask whether the right hon. Gentleman will advise the Auditor General to charge the Members of the late Administration with the expenses of this foolish fiasco?
§ [No reply.]