§ MR. AUSTIN TAYLOR (Liverpool, East Toxteth)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in the comparisons recently made between the Gold Coast Railway and the Natal Government Railway, allowance was made for the fact that in the latter case the line was practically relaid twice with heavier rails; and whether the expense so incurred was deducted from the cost per mile which was taken as the basis of comparison with the Gold Coast Railway.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. LYTTELTON, Warwick and Leamington)
No, Sir. I understand that the comparisons referred to were of I a general character and were based simply upon the total cost of the railways divided by the number of miles.
§ MR. AUSTIN TAYLOR
Do I under stand that no allowance was made for; the fact that it was laid twice over?