HC Deb 03 November 1908 vol 195 c964
MR. SMEATON (Stirlingshire)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that, in connection with the Rangoon River training works, on which an expenditure of nearly £1,000,000 sterling has been sanctioned, the Government of India has had its attention called by a local expert to the probable existence of an unforeseen danger which would jeopardise the whole work; whether the Government of India, notwithstanding this warning, declined to take any action in the matter; and whether the Secretary of State proposes to take any steps to have the existence or otherwise, of this danger definitely ascertained before the work is proceeded with.


The Secretary of State has received no information regarding the Rangoon River training works since the scheme was submitted for his sanction in August, 1907. He will ask the Government of India to report on the point raised by the hon. Member.