HC Deb 17 June 1904 vol 136 c360
MR. SYDNEY BUXTON (Tower Hamlets, Poplar)

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion on the average of the whole weight of the imported unstripped tobacco leaf is estimated to be due to the stalk.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.)The proportion of the weight of the stalk I to the whole leaf in imported tobacco leaf ranges from about 18 per cent, to 34 percent, according to the kind of tobacco. Sufficient data do not, however, exist to I enable an estimate to be formed of the average proportion.