§ MR. BUCHANAN (Edinburgh, W.)
asked the Under Secretary of State for 843 India, Whether it is a fact that "Railway material for 100 miles of line is being collected in the Pishin Valley;" what is the distance from the existing terminus of the railway to Candahar; is this material collected with a view to an extension of the line to Candahar; and, will the Secretary of State promise that information shall be given to Parliament before railway surveys or works are undertaken beyond the British frontier?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JOHN GORST) (Chatham)
Yes; 100 miles. So soon as any designs for extending the railway are adopted, the Secretary of State will be happy to communicate the same to Parliament, should it be consistent with the interests of the Public Service to do so.