HC Deb 30 April 1913 vol 52 cc1166-7

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India the amount received by the Indian Government for opium from 1900–06, and from 1907–12; how much has been received for opium for China; and how much for opium for other countries?


The net opium receipts in the seven years 1900–1906 amounted to twenty-four and one-third million pounds sterling; in the six years 1907–1912, to twenty-eight and two-thirds million pounds sterling. The receipts derived from the traffic with China cannot be exactly calculated. But on the best estimate possible China accounted for about eighteen and a half millions in the first period, and sixteen and a half millions in the second.