§ MR. WATT (Glasgow, Camlachie)
asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether there is at present any means of transit for merchandize by land or water between 1664 Demerara and the north-western frontier of the Colony; and, whether the Government will consider the desirability of constructing a railway for the development of the interior of British Guiana?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)
There are no means of transit for merchandize by land between Demerara and the north-western frontier; but a portion of the frontier is accessible by water. No proposal has been made by the Colonial Government for the construction of a railway for the development of the interior of British Guiana. Should any proposal be made, it will receive due consideration from Her Majesty's Government, who are, of course, alive to the advantages which railway construction, if it could be made remunerative, would confer.