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Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 13 April 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what plans exist for the improvement of transport of food to the famine areas of North Nyasaland; and what steps have been taken to provide for a steamer service on Lake Nyasa to link the territory with the railway at Mikindani.

It is likely that the Northern Province of Nyasaland will produce enough food for its own needs. No steps have been taken to link existing steamer services on Lake Nyasa with the railway from Mikindani because plans for the extension of the latter beyond Noli, which is over 200 miles from Lake Nyasa, have not been worked out.