HC Deb 28 October 1919 vol 120 c491W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the increased railway rates on the Uganda Government Railway have come into force; whether these range from 40 to 70 per cent.; whether the War surcharge still exists; and whether the aggregate amount in some cases of the new railway rates will amount to over 200 per cent. more than it was before the War?

Lieut.-Colonel AMERY

It has been proposed to raise the rates on the Uganda Railway by 40 to 70 per cent., according to distance, but the Governor has been requested to suspend the increase pending further consideration. The War surcharge is still in force, but the information at present at my disposal is not sufficient to enable me to answer the last part of the question.