HC Deb 04 July 1918 vol 107 cc1836-7
21. Colonel YATE

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the lecture lately delivered at the Royal Society of Arts by Sir Walter Egerton on the subject of British Guiana; and what steps will be taken to carry into effect the nine different reforms advocated by that officer?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. Generally speaking, the measures advocated by Sir Walter Egerton have received, and are receiving, a great deal of attention. Some of them are being carried out, but others are of such a nature that they cannot be dealt with during the War, and one involves political changes on which I am not prepared to express an opinion. As regards the scheme for a railway to the interior, upon which Sir Walter Egerton lays special stress, a practical step is already being taken by clearing a cattle track along a line which coincides with one of the proposed tracks.