§ 80. Sir E. STOCKTON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the importance to the Lancashire trade of cheap railway freights in West Africa, and the objection to the existing heavy charges on the expensive lines built by the State, he will instruct the Departmental Committee, which is considering the whole matter, to inquire into the possibility of securing lines built more cheaply in future by private enterprise?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
It will certainly be one of the duties of the Committee to consider whether private enterprise could build railways cheaper than the West African Governments.