§ 47. Sir R. THOMAS
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the total export and the value of coffee from Tanganyika; and what is the proportion of native-grown coffee for the year 1920 and for the last year for which complete returns are available?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Amery)
131,899 cwts. of coffee, to the value of £463,420, were exported from the Territory in 1927. 208,622 cwts. were exported during 1928, but the value of this total has not yet been reported. I regret that no information is available which would enable an estimate to be made of the proportion of native-grown coffee in the total amount exported in 1920. In 1927, native-grown coffee mainly from Bukoba constituted roughly three-quarters of the total tonnage exported.
§ Mr. MORRIS
Can the right hon. Gentleman say how the quality of the native-grown coffee compares with that of the non-native-grown?