HC Deb 03 June 1907 vol 175 cc279-80
MR. HAROLD COX (Preston)

To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he can state the distances between Liverpool and Auckland by the following routes: via Halifax N.S., and Vancouver, via Montreal and Vancouver, via New York and San Francisco, via the Tehuantepec Railway, detailing in each case the distance across the Atlantic by steamship, the distance across the American Continent by railway, and the distance across the Pacific by steamship.

(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) The Board of Trade have no special information on the subject, but they understand that the shortest distances by sea, between the several ports, are approximately as follows: —

From Liverpool:
To Montreal (via Belle Isle) 2,765
To Montreal (via Cape Race) 2,974
To Halifax 2,438
„New York 2,978
„Coatzacoalcos 4,777
And from:
Vancouver City to AuckLand 6,177
San Francisco 5,675
Salina Cruz 5,980

They are also informed that the distances by rail are approximately:

Statute Miles.
From Halifax to Vancouver City 3,662
From Montreal to Vancouver City 2,906
From New York to San Francisco 3,270
From Coatzacoalcos to Salina Cruz 200