§ MR. WHITLEY (Halifax)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if the saving on explosives in the Transvaal in 1903, as compared with 1899, was is. 3½d. per ton milled; and if the saving on the total tons milled was £408,533 during the year in which the receipts from the gold mine profit tax were £162,573.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. LYTTELTON,) Warwick and Leamington
I am aware that the saving has been estimated at 1s. 3½d. as stated by competent mining authorities. For the explanation of the amount received under the 10 per cent, profit tax, which represents something over 1s. per ton, I must refer the hon. Member to Lord Milner s despatch of 18th June last in the Parliamentary Paper Cd. 2102 just published.
§ MR. MARKHAM (Nottinghamshire, Mansfield)
Can the right hon. Gentleman say what the saving would have been, both to the mining industry and the Transvaal, if a new dynamite monopoly had not been granted to the De Beers Company of South Africa?