§ 21. Mr. CAMPBELL
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will supply a Return showing the tonnage of rubber represented by unused rights and by unused coupons in Ceylon and Malaya, separately and respectively, for each month from October, 1926, to date?
§ Mr. CAMPBELL
While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for his answer, may I ask, in view of the great importance of these figures, whether it would be possible to print the figures monthly? They are very important to all those interested in rubber and perhaps my right hon. Friend could see his way to have them brought over by letter and printed in the official documents.
§ Mr. MACQUISTEN
Is it not possible to cancel these unused coupons? If a 1256 man does not use his coupons it shows he does not need them?
§ Following is the answer:
|Unused Rubber Coupons.||Tons.|
|Carry-over from October, 1926||14,928|
|Exportable maximum for November, December and January (each month)||4,923|
§ Ledger credits.—There are no ledger credits in Ceylon.
|Carry-over from October, 1926:|
|Producers' ledger credits||17,236|
|Held by dealers with rights||6,328|
|Carry-over to February:|
|Producers' ledger credits||12,350|
|Held by dealers with rights||6,357|
§ Note.—The amount held by dealers includes almost all surplus coupons. It is impossible to state the balance of surplus coupons in the hands of small producers.