HC Deb 07 November 1934 vol 293 cc1014-5

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what are the prospects of an early completion of railway communication between Haifa, Bagdad, and Teheran; and whether, in view of the completion of the harbour at Haifa and of the pipe-line thereto, he will give every assistance to this work?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister)

So many different factors and interests are involved in the proposal for the construction of these railways that I am unable at present to give a definite answer to either question, but I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that the bearing thereon of the completion of Haifa harbour and of the pipe-line has not been lost sight of.

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