MR. J. H. ROBERTS (Denbighshire, W.)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government have yet received any official report in reference to the survey of the projected Burmese Extension Railway, to connect the Burmese Railway when it reaches the Chinese frontier with the capital of Yunnan; and, if so, whether he will indicate the nature of the report.
§ MR. BRODRICK
The reports of the officers engaged on the recent survey will be addressed to the Yunnan Company, by whom they were employed. Most of them have now, I understand, either returned or are on their way home, and until their final reports are received the company will not be in a position to come to a definite opinion in regard to the trace of such a railway.