HC Deb 19 December 1927 vol 212 cc42-4W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the length of the proposed railway in Kenya from Gilgil to Thompson's Falls; for how many miles will it pass through European estates; whether the line is expected to pay at any time in the near future; and, if it does not, whether any annual assessment will be made upon European landholders in view of the new State facilities provided for their farms?


The length of the line is 50 miles, but I have no information as to the number of miles passing through European estates. The results of the economic survey indicate the possibility that the line will begin to pay its way in about five years, and ultimately become a profit-making part of the general railway system; but I cannot

Period. Exports from the Port of Yarmouth. Exports from the Port of Lowestoft (including Southwold).
1924. 1925. 1926. 1927. 1924. 1925. 1926. 1927.
Cwts. Cwts. Cwts. Cwts. Cwts. Cwts. Cwts. Cwts.
August to November 104,892 49,140 53,811 45,630 289,067 502,651 526,550 460,655
Calendar year 117,012 80,993 58,290 331,210 609,971 568,760

undertake to foreshadow the policy to be adopted if these anticipations are not realised.