§ 23. Lieut.-Colonel McDONNELL
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if the. functions of the Crown Agents for the Colonies, as laid down in the White Paper dated March, 1904, have been modified so as to authorise them to act as consulting engineers or give technical advice to the Secretary of State or Crown Colony Government in connection with the construction of railways, harbour works, or other important public works?
§ Mr. AMERY
The instructions of. 1904 are no longer up to date. The Crown Agents have for many years past advised the Secretary of State and Colonial Governments on railway and other technical matters which are referred to them. They are not, however, responsible for railway construction; similarly for harbour or large electrical works they employ special consulting engineers.