§ MR. J. E. ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India what was the number of chests of opium sold for export to China during the months of April and May in the years 1893 and 1894 respectively?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Mr. H. H. FOWLER,) Wolverhampton, E.
The total exportation of Indian opium to China and the Straits in April, 1893, was 5,266 chests, and in May, 1893, 5,074 chests. In April, 1894, it was 4,839 chests. The figures for May, 1894, have not yet been received.