HC Deb 06 July 1911 vol 27 cc1319-20

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he could now make any further statements as to the increase in the duty on kola nuts imported into Southern Nigeria?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Harcourt)

I informed my hon. Friend on the 14th of June that there had been no recent increase in the duty, and I have no further statement to make.


Can the right hon. Gentleman assure us that the duty was not raised on January last; will he further explain his reply so as to cover that point?


Yes, I can assure my hon. Friend that the duty was not raised in January last, nor at any time in the last two-and-a-half years.