HC Deb 05 June 1905 vol 147 cc692-3
MR. COGHILL (Stoke upon-Trent)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can say what is the present population of Southern Nigeria; and what number of gallons of spirits are annually imported into that country. See (4) Debates, exlvi., 744. In addition to these pensions, disabled teachers receive a cash payment equal at least to one-fourth of the gratuity which was payable under the Superseded Rules, and the pensions can be commuted after one year for three times the amount of the cash payment. (Answered by Mr. Secretary Lyttelton.) No Census has ever been taken in Southern Nigeria, and any estimate of the population would be purely conjectural. The number of gallons of trade spirits imported into the country in 1903 was 1,711,076 gallons.