HC Deb 14 November 1934 vol 293 cc1943-4

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what action has been taken to give effect to the suggestions made by Sir Roger Gibb in his report on railway rates and finance in Kenya; and, in particular, whether it is proposed, in accordance with his recommendations, to abolish the post of high commissioner of transport, to alter the constitution of the railway advisory council, and to appoint a small board in London similar to the board of the Nyasaland Railway?


The Gibb Report has received very careful consideration in the three territories and by the Governors in conference. I have received their considered opinions and I hope shortly to be able to state the conclusions reached on the main suggestions. I think this will be most conveniently done by means of a despatch which I will publish. As regards the second part of the question, I have found that local opinion is strongly opposed to transferring the responsibility of the railway to a London board, and after full consideration, I have come to the conclusion that Mr. Gibb's proposals in this regard are not practicable.