HC Deb 01 September 1887 vol 320 cc746-7
MR. KIMBER (Wandsworth)

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether his attention had been called to an article in The Financial News of the 31st of August, in which it was stated that he (Sir Henry Holland) had been approached by the concessionnaires of a scheme for a railway through Swaziland, and involving the creation of a free port at Coosa Bay, and that he had said that he had no objection to the scheme, and whether there was any truth in the report?


My attention has been called to the article referred to. The statement is quite incorrect. I have not been approached by the concessionnaires of the alleged scheme, nor have I had any such scheme brought under my notice. I need hardly add, therefore, that I have expressed no approval of it.