HC Deb 15 July 1903 vol 125 cc698-9
MR. SAMUEL EVANS (Glamorganshire, Mid)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will lay before the House annually a statement of accounts of the Uganda Railway in the same form and detail as those published by English railway companies, and in addition showing ton mileage and passenger mileage as shown by American railways; whether during the construction of the railway or since it was opened for public traffic any members of the Railway Committee of the Foreign Office have visited the line; if so, did they submit a report or reports to the Secretary of State, and can copies of any such report or reports be furnished to the House.


The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. The statement of account, corresponding in form and detail with those published by English railway companies, and ton-mileage and passenger-mileage figures will be found in the Reports on the Uganda Railway presented annually to Parliament. The following members of the Uganda Railway Committee have visited the line: Sir Clement Hill in November and December, 1900; Colonel Gracey before he joined the Committee, from December, 1900 to February, 1901; Sir Francis O'Callaghan March and April, 1902; and Sir John Kirk in January, 1903. Reports were submitted by Colonel Gracey and Sir Francis O'Callaghan, and that by the former was presented to Parliament as Africa, No. 6, of 1901.