§ 61. Sir WALTER de FRECE
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the present rate of freight on cotton from East Africa as compared with the similar rates of freight from other countries from which we draw our supplies of cotton?
§ Mr. LUNN
The Secretary of State understands that the freight to the United Kingdom on cotton shipped from the ports mentioned is as follows, the basis being the measurement ton of 40 cubic feet:
Kilindini, 50s., less 10 per cent., or 45s.
West. Africa, 40s.
Beira (including shipping charges at the port), 31s. The Secretary of State has not exact figures for other places, but, from Port. Sudan the rate appears to be about 35s.; from the West Indies, 50s.; from Australia, 65s.; and from India, 25s.