§ VISCOUNT SIDMOUTH
said, before Parliament separated he wished to ask whether the Government had considered the questions of extending the works at Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope, and of granting assistance to the railway between Simon's Bay and Cape Town?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Lord KNUTSFORD)
said, the question of extending the works at Table Bay was still under the consideration of the Government. As regarded a contribution to the railway, the decision of the Government at present was that they were not prepared to make one. This decision had been communicated to the Cape Government, and it was possible that further communications might pass between the Colonial Office and the Cape Government. He should, therefore, be glad if the noble Lord would postpone any further Question until early next Session, when the House would probably be placed in possession of fuller information for considering the whole case.