HC Deb 27 April 1899 vol 70 cc700-1
MR. STANLEY (Lambeth, N.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that the delay in proceeding with the construction of the railway from the Zambezi River to Lake Nyassa, the route for which was surveyed some time ago at the instance of Her Majesty's Government, is causing great inconvenience and alarm to the white inhabitants of the British Central African Protectorate; and whether, as the fate of the country may be said to depend upon this railway, he can give some indication as to the intentions of the Government in regard to commencing the work?


Some delay has occurred in furnishing the details of the survey which was undertaken on behalf of the Government. They have been reported on by the Crown agents, and the question of the railway will shortly be considered by Her Majesty's Government.