§ *SIR. C. HILL (Shrewsbury)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any, and, if any, what steps are being taken to improve the facilities for landing and shipping goods at the Port of Kilindini, East Africa.
§ *MR. CHURCHILL
The Secretary of State has carefully considered this Question, and, having consulted with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, he authorises me to say that the construction of a deep-water pier at Kilindini at a cost not exceeding.£80,000 will be proceeded with as quickly as possible. The scheme provides for a pier which will allow a ship 450 feet in length and drawing 27 feet of water to lie afloat and to load and unload cargo alongside at low water of spring tides with safety under all circumstances of wind and weather.