§ 3. Colonel VAUGHAN - MORGAN
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether morphine and other alkaloids of opium are manufactured at the Government's factory at Ghazipur; if so, since when such manufacture has been carried on; what amount of morphine has been manufactured in each year since 1920; and what is the amount of revenue derived from its sale?
§ Earl WINTERTON
Various alkaloids of opium have been manufactured at the Ghazipur factory from waste products and contraband opium for many years, but it was not until about 1924 that they began to find a market in substantial quantities outside India. They are exported to the United Kingdom only, where their disposal for strictly medical and scientific purposes is governed by the stringent provisions of the Dangerous Drugs Act. With my hon. and gallant
|STATEMENT showing the Opium Alkaloids manufactured at the Ghazipur Opium Factory for the periods shown, and amount of revenue derived from sales.|
|Season (1st Nov.-31st Oct.).||Catarnine Hydro-chlorate.||Morphine Hydro-chlorate.||Morphine Acetate.||Morphine Tartrate.||Codeia.||Narcotine.||Morphia, Crude.||Codeia, Crude.||Revenue from Sale.|
|1926–27 (1st Nov. - 30th Sept.).||—||129||2||4||4||8||11||0||5||—||281||0||—||137,382|