HC Deb 26 February 1907 vol 169 cc1423-4
*Mr. REES (Montgomery Boroughs)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the question of providing accommodation for the British Concession at Chinde, in the place of that which has disappeaped owing to erosion, has been dealt with during the Recess; and, if not, whether he will urge the local administration to expedite proposals in order to meeting the wants of the merchants of Chinde, the Chamber of Commerce, Blantyre, and the †See Col. 706–7. ‡See Col. 1029–30. general commercial community of British Central Africa.


His Majesty's Government have recently received an intimation from the Government of Portugal that they are prepared to grant an extension of the concession so much of which has been destroyed by erosion; the details of the matter have not, however, yet been adjusted with the Portuguese Government.