HC Deb 29 April 1929 vol 227 c1280
10. Mr. DAY

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the amount of money which was expended for the 12 months ended to the last convenient date in obtaining the advice of technical experts not permanently engaged in the Colonial Service in consultation with regard to matters of transport in the Crown Colonies, Protectorates, and Mandated Territories?


I am not certain what is intended by the phrase "matters of transport," but the amount paid by the Crown Agents for the Colonies to consulting engineers during 1928 for advice relating to harbours, ships, railways and roads amounted to about £51,000.


Has this sum greatly increased during the 12 months?


I should like notice of that question.