HC Deb 19 March 1925 vol 181 cc2507-8W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what railways intended to develop cotton growing within the Empire in Africa are being constructed?


The railway extension into Uganda, for which an assisted loan of 3½ millions was voted by the House last year, has been surveyed, and construction was to have begun early this year. I have not received any information as to the exact position, but it is believed that a commencement has not yet been possible at the eastern end of the line. In Tanganyika Territory the first 80 miles of a branch line from Tabora to Shinyanga are under construction and the remaining 40 miles sanctioned.