HC Deb 12 March 1925 vol 181 cc1540-1W
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?


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.

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