HC Deb 08 February 1956 vol 548 c187W
Mr. Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the amount of damage estimated to have been caused by the recent floods in Central Tanganyika; and whether road, rail and telecommunications have now been repaired.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Heavy rain at Christmas time caused a series of small washaways on the railway line in the Central Province. The main road to Morogoro was cut, other roads damaged and fifty miles of telephone line were affected. Temporary repairs were made in a few days but permanent repairs will take some months to complete.