Kilindini Harbour.

Oral Answers to Questions — Kenyacolony. – in the House of Commons on 12th December 1922.

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Photo of Colonel Charles Yate Colonel Charles Yate , Melton

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonics on what grounds the question of suspending operations on the deep-water pier in Kilindini Harbour has been raised locally; and whether the original estimate of a probable total revenue of £120,000 a year still holds good?

Photo of Mr William Ormsby-Gore Mr William Ormsby-Gore , Stafford

My information is obtained from Press reports, which indicate that it was thought by acquiring the wharf which has been constructed by private enterprise at another point on Mombasa Island, the requirements of the next few years would be sufficiently met. It has also been stated in the Press that it has been decided to proceed with the Government scheme. I have no information as to whether the estimate of revenue from the Government wharf still holds good, and the matter must depend on the progress of trade in the interval before the wharf is complete.

Photo of Colonel Charles Yate Colonel Charles Yate , Melton

Will the hon. Gentleman consider this local representation to see whether economy cannot be effected?

Photo of Mr William Ormsby-Gore Mr William Ormsby-Gore , Stafford

It has been considered, and I gather that the privately-constructed wharf is not sufficiently good to be regarded as of permanent value to the Colony.