HC Deb 04 August 1925 vol 187 c1172W

asked the Secretary of State for Colonial Affairs whether he can state, in regard to the importation of spirituous liquors into certain territories under British control in Africa, what is the importation per head of population in each case; and whether the total amount imported is consumed within the territory or, if not, what becomes of it?


The importation per gallon per head of population is as follows: Nigeria, .019; mandated Cameroons, .003; Gold Coast, including mandated Togoland, .296; Sierra Leone, .019; Gambia, .013; Somaliland, .003; Soudan, .009; Zanzibar, .059; Kenya and Uganda, .013; Tanganyika, .006; Nyasa-land, .007; Northern Rhodesia, .016; Southern Rhodesia, .095; Basutoland, .008; Bechuanaland, .014; Swaziland, .026. Except in the case of Zanzibar, where part of the spirits imported are in transit, practically the total amount is imported for consumption within each territory.