HC Deb 15 August 1887 vol 319 c479
MR. KIMBER (Wandsworth)

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether the Colonial Office possesses, or can supply from time to time, sufficient information to enable the Colonial maps in the Library of this House to be marked with the railways, roads, and telegraph and postal stations now existing and in progress in each Colony; and, whether he will take such steps as will enable this to be done?


The Colonial Office has, or can obtain, the necessary information; but as the progress of settlements in the principal Colonies renders it important to have the most recent maps of those Colonies, the preferable course would appear to be to procure for the Library of the House, from time to time, such maps giving the desired information as the Colonial Governments may recommend.