HC Deb 18 April 1910 vol 16 c1674

asked the Under-Secretary for the Colonies if he could state, approximately, what is the mileage and cost of proposed extension of railways in Uganda, and also the mileage and cost of extension of railway to Lake Majadi in East Africa; and if, in view of the development of both Protectorates, he would consult with the Post Office with reference to existing communications?

Colonel SEELY

With regard to Uganda, the mileage is approximately fifty miles and the estimated cost £160,000. I am not at present in a position to make any statement with regard to Lake Majadi. With regard to the latter part of my hon. Friend's question, I assume that he refers to steamship communications, and I am able to inform him that the Colonial Office and Post Office keep in touch on that matter.


May I ask the Under-Secretary whether it is proposed to make any extension of other railways in other Protectorates—Nyasaland, for instance—or is it to be confined to Uganda?

Colonel SEELY

That is a very wide question. If the hon. Member will put down a question I shall be very pleased to give him an answer.