§ MR. CAINE (Barrow-in-Furness)
asked the Under Secretary of State for India, What is the total Revenue derived from intoxicating liquors in British India for the years 1884–5, 1885–6, 1886–7, and also the number of prosecutions for illicit distillation throughout British India for each year since 1871–2?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
(who replied) said: The Revenue was, in 1884–5—Customs, R.x.401,000; Excise, R.x.2,803,000; total, R.x.3,204,000; in 1885–6—Customs, R.x.417,000; Excise, R.x.2,923,000—total,R.x. 3,340,000 The Returns for 1886–7 have not yet been received. The second Question cannot be answered from information in the India Office, Excise offences being all lumped together in the Returns.