HC Deb 30 March 1933 vol 276 c1196W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what arrangements are being made in the East African Dependencies for improving the aerodromes and meteorological services during the present year; and whether any representations have been made by him in this respect?


As regards aerodromes, arrangements were made last year, after inspection by an Air Ministry expert, for improving aerodromes in Tanganyika and Northern Rhodesia to meet the requirements of the Cairo-Capetown air mail service. The improvements in Tanganyika are being made by the aid of a grant from the Colonial Development Fund, in Northern Rhodesia through the generosity of the Beit Railway Trustees. The aerodrome at Nairobi is also being improved for the same purpose with the assistance of the Colonial Development Fund. The expert mentioned above has also inspected the aerodromes in Uganda, and the Protectorate Government is awaiting his advice. In view of the action being taken, no special representations have been made to the East African Governments. As regards the meteorological service, no special developments are contemplated in 1933.