HC Deb 11 March 1929 vol 226 cc804-5W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of persons employed in the departments which carry out cadastral surveys in West Africa and East Africa?


The following figures include only the personnel on the establishment of the Survey Departments, and exclude casual native labour, porters, messengers, etc. In most cases it is not possible to state what proportion of the staff is employed on cadastral survey and what on other forms of survey. In many cases an officer's duties vary from time to time.

clusions formed on the basis of the results of the first voyage of the "Hororata" to New Zealand since her refitment at Falmouth with pulverising plant and pulverised coal burners; and, if so, whether that Committee has made, or is likely to make, recommendations based thereon to the Admiralty or, through any other Department, to the shipbuilding industry?

Commodore KING

I have been asked to reply. The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As I stated on 26th February, in reply to a question asked by the hon. Member for Stourbridge (Mr. Wellock), detailed information as to the results will not be available until the vessel's return to this country.