HC Deb 11 November 1941 vol 374 c2068W
Major Lyons

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies what approximately is the route of the proposed new all-weather trunk road from Kenya to Southern Rhodesia; whether it will link up with the main trunk road south via Nyassaland as an alternative route; what is the schedule of dates for the completion of each section; what is the estimated cost of the whole undertaking and whether this provides for the requisite number of bridges; whether all the Colonies through whose territories the new road will pass are co-operating in the task of construction; and whether, in view of its urgency, special arrangements are being made to speed up the work of construction?

Mr. George Hall

I understand that specific instructions have been given to the military authorities in East Africa to improve strategic roads through Northern Rhodesia, Tanganyika and Kenya towards the north and expenditure of at least £355,000 is being incurred. The Public Works Departments of the three territories are co-operating to the full and in places are in executive charge. The work is going forward as rapidly as possible.