HC Deb 08 March 1897 vol 47 cc194-5

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he can state the amount of contraband tobacco confiscated by the Customs during last year, and how it was disposed of?


The quantity of contraband tobacco in various forms confiscated by the Customs during the year ending the 31st December 1896 was 6,987 lbs. This quantity being collected in the Queen's warehouse in London served to increase the stock of seized tobacco already accumulated there, and front this stock the undermentioned quantities were distributed during the year in question.

Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum 1,117
Dundrum Criminal Lunatic Asylum 920
Kew Gardens 3,360
Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh 336
Delivered to the War Department for the use of troops ordered on Foreign service 2,612
Total 8,345