HC Deb 14 April 1920 vol 127 c1663

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that the cotton crop of Uganda is this year expected to amount to over 50,000 bales, and that in consequence of the congestion on the Uganda Railway and the shortage of rolling stock it is doubtful if this crop will reach the coast during 1920; and will he state if any immediate steps will be taken to put the Uganda main line and rolling stock in an efficient state to cope with the present and increasing traffic, as the existing conditions are retarding extensions in cotton growing and other necessary commodities?

Lieut.-Colonel AMERY

The equipment and administration of the Uganda Railway are receiving careful consideration, and I can assure my hon. Friend that the requirements of the Uganda cotton crop will not be overlooked.