§ Mr. THURTLE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India the value, in rupees and sterling, of the Virginian and other foreign types of tobacco imported into India during the last five years for which figures are available; and whether there is any proposal or intention to establish a central tobacco bureau for the assistance, by advice or otherwise, of the cultivation of tobacco in India as recommended by the Board of Agriculture which met at Pusa in December, 1925?2075W
§ Earl WINTERTON
The statistics asked for are as follow:
Year. Value in Rupees. Value-in Sterling. † 1922–23 … 2,25,67,007 1,547,962 1923–24 … 2,26,18,495 1,551,252 1924–25 … 1,97,88,393 1,443,733 1925–26 … 2,13,35,543 1,607,283 1926–27 … 2,56,10,669 1,814,089 †This figure is calculated on the average of the daily telegraphic transfer rates from Calcutta on London.
My Noble Friend has no information regarding the last part of the question.