§ SIR GEORGE BADEN-POWELL (Liverpool, Kirkdale)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether official Reports have been ordered on projected railways in the Colonies of Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast, and Lagos; whether all or any of these Reports have yet been received; and whether they will be presented to Parliament shortly, together with any decisions in regard to those railways to which Her Majesty's Government may have agreed?
§ *THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON,) Tower Hamlets, Poplar
Preliminary surveys have been executed at the Gold Coast and Sierra Leone 1438 with a view to the possible construction of railways in those colonies, and a survey is in progress, or has possibly just been completed, at Lagos. Reports have been received from the engineers who carried out the surveys at Sierra Leone and the Gold Coast, and they are under the consideration of the Secretary of State, and have also been referred to the governors of the colonies for their observations. No Report has yet been received on the Lagos survey. It is not proposed to lay any papers on the subject at present on the Table.