HC Deb 06 May 1895 vol 33 c524
SIR GEORGE BADEN-POWELL (Liverpool, Kirkdale)

I beg to ask the Lender Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the urgency of the problem of opening up British areas in tropical Africa to administration and commerce, the Government will cause to be prepared and presented to this House a comparative statement giving the financial arrangements, the projected total mileage, the progress in construction, and other leading facts in the making and working of the several railways in tropical Africa which have been commenced under the Governments of France, Germany, Portugal, and the Congo Free State?


We have not sufficient information to prepare such a return; it would take some time to obtain it, and even then it is doubtful whether the return could be made complete.