HC Deb 30 June 1910 vol 18 c1095
Mr. BYLES (for Sir Herbert Roberts)

asked what was the amount of opium issued and the amount of duty levied in the Assam Valley districts during the years 1908–9 and 1909–10; and what has been the Treasury price of opium during these years?


The amount of opium issued in 1908–9 was 60,370 seers, and the amount of duty levied Rs.17,20,551. The figures for 1909–10 have not yet been received. The Treasury price of opium in 1908–9 was Rs.37 the seer. It was raised to Rs.40 the seer on 1st April, 1909.