§ MR. HERBERT LEWIS
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether he can state what was the average annual net revenue of the State Forests in India for the years 1864–7, 1872–7, 1882–7, and 1892–7 respectively; and what was the net revenue for the last financial year.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Lord G. HAMILTON,) Middlesex, Ealing
The average annual net revenue of the Forest Department in India has been as follows, for the periods mentioned, in pounds sterling, the rupees being converted at 1s. 4d. each:—1864–67, £93,672; 1872–77, £135,161; 1882–87, £249,253; 1892–97, £500,010; 1900–1 (revised estimate), £536,530.