§ 40. Sir SYDNEY HENN
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies which are the railways in Kenya and Uganda that are being constructed with the loan for £3,500,000 authorised by Parliament in March, 1924; what is the present state of construction of those railways; and whether their cost will be wholly covered by the loan?
§ Mr. AMERY
The new railways to be constructed under this loan are the following:
The first two are now under construction. It was intended to complete the first by December, 1925, and the second by December, 1926. I have no 900 information showing that these expectations will not be realised, but, owing to the late completion of the Uasin Gishu Railway, of which the first in a continuation, and difficulties in transporting construction material up the main line, some delay may occur. The construction of the other two lines will follow. I have no reason to believe that the cost of these lines will exceed the amount provided for new construction under the loan.
- Turbo-Malaba River (about 75 miles) in Kenya.
- Mbulamuti-Malaba River (about 110 miles) in Uganda.
- Tororo-Mbale (say 30 miles) in Uganda.
- North Kavirondo Branch (say 35 miles) in Kenya.
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
May I ask whether any steps have been taken, or are necessary, to recover for the community the increase in land values alongside these railways?