MR. ENGLEDEW (Kildare, N.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if, in arranging freight for transport of material for the Uganda Railway, the Crown Agents for the Colonies employed any firm of ship-brokers: if so, who were they, and what commission was paid such firm of brokers; and did the Crown Agents charge their one per cent. on such commission.
§ MR. BRODRICK
The Crown Agents for the Colonies have employed their shipping agents, Messrs. J. and A. B. Freeland, in arranging freight for Uganda Railway materials, and have paid them sixpence per ton for their services. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.