HC Deb 18 June 1913 vol 54 cc380-1
9. Sir J. D. REES

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether there has been such congestion this season on the Uganda Railway and connected steamer service as to render it difficult, if not impossible, to send cotton and other produce across the lake and down to the coast; whether such produce accepted for transport has been lying for months at, the wharf; and, if so, what steps are being, or will be, taken to relieve this situation?


Last year I procured a loan of £375,000 to meet these difficulties and to put the railway in a position to deal temporarily with the great expansion of the Uganda trade. I am now considering what is desirable and practicable to continue that process.