HC Deb 11 March 1929 vol 226 c790
14. Mr. DAY

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can state in which of the Colonies or Protectorates are survey parties of the Royal Engineers at present employed for topographical and trigonometrical work?


There are at present self-contained Royal Engineer survey parties at work in Nigeria, Northern Rhodesia and Somaliland. In addition a certain number of Royal Engineer and Royal Artillery Officers are seconded for survey duties under the Gold Coast and Sierra Leone Governments.


Is it intended to increase the activity of the survey party with the Royal Engineers throughout the Colonies?


No, Sir; but survey work is going on steadily all the time.