HC Deb 19 February 1895 vol 30 c1078

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether the sum necessary for the construction of a railway from some port on the East Coast of Africa to the Victoria Nyanza Lake will be placed on the Estimates for this year; whether he can lay upon the Table any further Papers in reference to this important subject; and, whether such Papers will include any correspondence on the rumoured proposal to joint action by Germany and Great Britain in the construction of such a railway?


The Chancellor of the Exchequer answered the first paragraph of the hon. Member's question yesterday. The answer to the last part is that there are no further Papers to lay on this subject, nor has there been any proposal for joint action with Germany.