HC Deb 01 May 1891 vol 352 c1846

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Legislative Council of Cyprus has passed a resolution in favour of a proposition for the construction of a railway in that Island; and, if so, whether Her Majesty's Government will render any assistance in carrying out the project, either by giving a limited guarantee or by itself constructing the main lines as" protective" railways, in accordance with the practice adopted in India; and what, if any, is the present limit of borrowing on public works in Cyprus?


The Secretary of State has no official information of such a resolution having been passed, but a project for the construction of lines of railway has been submitted to the Local Government, and is under consideration. Cyprus has never borrowed money for any purpose whatever.