§ MR. WEDGWOOD (Newcastle-under-Lyme)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether a zone two miles wide along the Northern Nigerian Railway has been declared State property; and, if so, whether it is intended to alienate this land permanently or on temporary leases at periodically revised rents.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
The attention of the High Commissioner was called some time ago to the importance of securing to the State the enhanced value of the land through which the railway will pass. He has not yet reported what has actually been done, but he is now on his way to England, and will be consulted on his arrival. Steps have been taken to safeguard public interests in this matter.