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Nyasaland (Zambesi Bridge)

Volume 245: debated on Wednesday 19 November 1930

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asked the Under-Secretary of Slate for the Colonies whether the Nyasaland authorities will have any control of the rates for traffic passing over the Zambesi bridge; and, if not, who will fix or control the rates?

I would refer the hon. Member to Clause 1 of the Agreement with the Central Africa and Shire Highlands Railway Companies, a copy of which has been placed in the Library, as it would be difficult to explain the exact extent of the control without a long quotation.

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the control of the rates over the Zambesi bridge will either hamper or assist the economic development of Nyasaland, and will he see that such control is provided in the articles of association of the company that Nyasaland will not be injured?

Those considerations have already been before us for a considerable time, and any decisions that have been reached have been reached with those considerations hi mind.