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?
§ Mr. HARCOURT
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.