HC Deb 05 July 1927 vol 208 c1087
35. Sir J. POWER

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how the total acreage in the Empire, except in India, devoted to the growing of cotton during the present year compares with that of the last two years?


I regret that so far as the Colonies and Protectorates are concerned, it is not possible to give statistics of total average under cotton cultivation. In the Tropical African Dependencies, by far the greater part of the cotton is grown by native Africans on their own smallholdings, and as the natives are continually moving from place to place, the acreage under cultivation is constantly changing.