HC Deb 23 June 1927 vol 207 cc2074-5W

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?


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.