HC Deb 28 August 1907 vol 182 cc448-9

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to a resolution of the Blantyre Chamber of Commerce regarding the inadequacy of the mail service between British Central Africa and London; whether he will consider this question during his approaching visit to the East Coast of Africa, in view to improving the mail service, which is inferior now to that existing twenty-five years ago, when a fortnightly service existed at Quilimane; and whether the question of providing a British service for the coast of East Africa will engage his attention.


No copy of the resolution in question has been sent to the Secretary of State. The whole question of communication with the East Coast of Africa has been and is receiving attention, but the Secretary of State is not ill a position to make any announcement on the subject at present.