§ * SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Under 1688 Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, what is the present position of affairs in the neighbourhood of Kikuyo; and whether the construction of the Uganda Railway is proceeding?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. GEORGE CURZON,) Lancashire, Southport
The position of affairs in the neighbourhood of Kikuyo is satisfactory; the reports from the chief engineer of the Uganda Railway show that the initial work at and near the coast is progressing quite as rapidly as was anticipated.
§ * SIR C. DILKE
Is there any truth in the statements contained in the telegrams of yesterday that the Soudanese troops have been sent up in consequence of disturbances in the neighbourhood of Kikuyu.
§ MR. CURZON
No, Sir; I have not seen the telegrams myself, but as far as I know there is no truth in them.