Kenya (Gishu Railway).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 2nd August 1922.

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Photo of Mr Peter Raffan Mr Peter Raffan , Leigh


asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Government will publish, as a Parliamentary Paper, the Report made by Colonel Robertson, in which he gave his reasons for advocating the Nakuro route for the Gishu Railway, and also the Reports of the technical advisers of the Kenya Government as the best route to he followed?

Photo of Hon. Edward Wood Hon. Edward Wood , Ripon

My right hon. Friend sees no reason for incurring the expense of publishing the Report. Colonel Robertson's recommendation of the Nakuro route was supported by the general manager of the Uganda Railway, by Colonel Hammond, the special commissioner sent out by Viscount Milner to examine railway questions generally in East Africa, and by the consulting engineers in this country, as well as by the Governor of Kenya, with the unanimous concurrence of his Executive Council.