5. Sir G. PARKER
asked what were the imports of Southern Nigeria and the Gold Coast, respectively, for the year 1911; and what is the population of Southern Nigeria and the Gold Coast, respectively; and what were the imports of the Congo for the year 1911, and what is its population?
§ Sir E. GREY
The figures as regards Southern Nigeria are: Imports, £5,681,000; population, 7,858,689; and as regards the Gold Coast: Imports, £3,651,000; population, 1,503,000. The imports in both cases include bullion and specie. The figures for imports into the Congo State are -available for only the first six months. 962 They are £839,612, and include merchandise only. As regards the population, no census has been taken, but I understand that it has been estimated in a recent Belgian official publication at 15,000,000.