HC Deb 12 May 1891 vol 353 cc561-2

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can state the value of the exports from Trinidad to Venezuela during last year, and also the maximum value reached during the last ten years; whether he has received any communication from the Governor as to the scheme elaborated by the Committee of the Venezuelan Congress for the abolition of the 30 per cent. differential duty on imports from Trindad and other West Indian Islands; and whether the duty applies to the Colony of British Guiana?


Exclusive of bullion and specie the total value for 1890 was £174,748, of which £89,918 represents goods in transit. The maximum value of exports to Venezuela during the last 10 years excluding bullion, &c, in 1881 was £252,686 of which £130,962 represented goods in transit. The answer to the 2nd question is in the negative and to the 3rd in the affirmative.