asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the total importations of spirits in gallons and the importations of gin for each of the following Colonies, namely, Nigeria, Gold Coast, Sierra Leone and Gambia, for each of the years 1926 and 1927; and the countries from which the total spirits were exported to each of these Colonies?
§ Mr. AMERY
The figures are as follow in gallons:
1926. —— Total Spirits Imported. Total Gin. Nigeria … 582,329 518,546 Gold Coast … 805,642 735,910 Sierra Leone … 36,962 18,090 Gambia … 3,971 1,124 1927. Nigeria … 619,674 518,209 Gold Coast … 1,295,712 1,181,913 Sierra Leone … 38,236 16,622 Gambia … 3,674 —
I have not yet received full details of the imports in 1927, and the figures given for the importation of gin are approximate for that year. In the case of the Gambia I have not yet received any information as to the totals of each kind of spirit. The principal countries of consignment are Holland, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, with small quantities from France and Belgium.