§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the total amount and value of cotton seed harvested in Uganda last year; what was the amount exported; and how was the bulk of the cotton seed not exported disposed of?1541W
§ Mr. AMERY
On the basis of a crop of 137,000 bales of lint in 1924, the seed would be about 48,900 tons, worth (if exportable) £250,000. The export figures for the whole year are not available, but in the nine months to the 30th November the export of cotton seed was 20,911 tons. Export of a low valued commodity depends on proximity to communications, and much of the seed is used as fuel in the ginneries or destroyed.