§ 6. Lord H. CAVENDISH-BENTINCK
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state the quantity of liquor imported into the Gold Coast during the calendar years 1921 to 1927, inclusive; the quantity of spirits imported into the Gold Coast during the same period, showing the percentage of gin; and the revenue raised from spirits in the Gold Coast in the pre-War year 1913 and that raised in the latest year available?
§ Following are the figures:
|Year.||Total Quantity of Liquor Imported.||Total Quantity of Spirits Imported.||Percentage of Gin of Total Quantity of Spirits.|
|Imp. Gallons.||Imp. Gallons.||Per cent.|
§ The revenue derived from spirits imported into the Gold Coast in 1913 was £502,427, and in 1926, the last year of which complete figures are available, it was £1,027,155, but it must be remembered that the duty on spirits was four times as high in 1926.
§ As regards the year 1927 the total quantity of spirits imported was 1,295,712 gallons, but I am not yet in a position to state the total amount of all liquor or what the exact revenue derived there-from was.