§ MR. MARK STEWART (Kirkcudbrightshire)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for India if he can inform the House of the number of shops or houses in each province of British India licensed for the retail sale of opium, ganja, and bhang respectively, and in how many of these opium is allowed to be smoked or otherwise consumed on the premises; also how many fresh licenses of each description have been issued during the last financial year?
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (SIR J. GOEST,) Chatham
The figures for which the hon. Member asks are contained in a Return which is too lengthy to read to the House, but I shall he glad to show them to him.
SIR J. GORST
The hon. Member will find that information also in the Return which I am prepared to show to him.