HC Deb 23 April 1913 vol 52 c331
11. Mr. WATT

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any contract price has been arranged for the dredging work at Lagos Harbour, Southern Nigeria; if so, what is that contract price; and will he say what official is responsible for the economical superintendence of that part of the work, has he any previous experience of similar undertakings, and is he at present on the spot looking after his duties?

The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Colonel Seely)

The work is not done by contract, but is carried out by the Marine Department of the Colony. The superintendent of marine, who has considerable experience of dredging, superintends the operations generally, and acts in consultation with the resident engineer for the harbour works. Both these officers are at present in the Colony.

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