HC Deb 25 March 1935 vol 299 c1578
31. Captain STRICKLAND

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is to be the expenditure on road improvement programmes in Palestine for 1935; what part of this will be upon improvement and construction of bridges; and whether arrangements will be made for the purchase of all the material which has to be imported for these bridges from Great Britain?

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

I am unable to state the amount as the draft estimates of Palestine for the year 1935–36 are still under consideration. Any material which has to be imported for the improvement and construction of bridges will be ordered through the Crown Agents for the Colonics in accordance with the usual practice.