HC Deb 25 July 1938 vol 338 c2714
84. Mr. Noel-Baker

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the present daily unloading capacity, measured in tons, of the port of Berbera, in British Somaliland?

Mr. M. MacDonald

The present daily unloading capacity is 200 tons.

Mr. Noel-Baker

Is there any intention of increasing it in view of the recent agreement?

Mr. MacDonald

The agreement which was made this year provides for the increase of the capacity on certain conditions, but the work is not being proceeded with at present, and I cannot make any statement as to the future.