§ BARON HENRY DE WORMS
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he will place in the Library of the House of Commons, so as to be open to the inspection of Members, the surveys and sections on which the calculations as to the cost of the Railway from Suakin to Berber, and the period within which it is to be completed, have been founded?
THE MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON
The Suakin-Berber route has never been surveyed for the purposes of railway construction, and no estimate can be framed beyond the cost per mile of the permanent way, material, and plant. No definite date for the completion of the railway to Berber has yet been arrived at. It will depend on military contingencies, which cannot be foreseen.