asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, seeing that the Crown Agents for the Colonies act as consulting engineers for the Nigerian Government in the construction of the Nigerian railways, he will state the name of the official who tenders advice and his experience as a railway engineer?
§ Mr. AMERY
As I stated in my reply to the hon. Member for Kidderminster (Mr. Wardlaw-Milne) on the 22nd of June construction is in charge of the chief construction engineer who is responsible to the Nigerian Government. The Crown Agents for the Colonies act as consulting engineers in giving advice on matters submitted to them (mainly bridges, buildings and rolling stock) and producing designs, but are not responsible for the construction.