HC Deb 18 May 1936 vol 312 cc817-8
14. Mr. LEACH

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what capital outlay is involved in the Iraqi Railway now to be transferred to the Government of Iraq; how long it has been running; and the financial results therefrom?


As regards the first and second parts of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the latter part of the reply which was returned to my hon. Friend the Member for Moseley (Sir P. Hannon) on 7th April. I should add, however, that a small section of the present system was constructed by the Bagdad Railway Company before the War. As regards the last part of the question, it is not possible to summarise the financial results of the working of the railway system within the compass of a Parliamentary reply.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the bargain is satisfactory, and whether it is just to the taxpayers?

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