§ MR. JOHN ELLIS (Nottinghamshire, Rushcliffe)
To ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what were the figures of imports and exports for the year ended 31st March, 1903, for the Protectorates of Somaliland, British Central Africa, East Africa, and Uganda, distinguishing in each case, so far as may be, figures arising from administration or construction of public works and those due to natural trade; and what proportion of the import and export figures arises from trade with the British Isles on the one hand and other countries on the other.
(Answered by Lord Cranborne.) The figures for the East Africa Protectorate are shown in the Report by His Majesty's Commissioner which was presented to the House in June last (Africa, No. 6, pages 33–38). The Reports on the other Protectorates will be presented to the House as soon as they are available.