§ Sir H. CROFT
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can give the following information with regard to Ceylon: what is the percentage of imports of cotton piece-goods in 1933 from Great Britain, other British possessions and foreign countries, respectively, and what are the same percentages of total imports from these sources, respectively; what was the total of cases of crime of all sorts in 1933; and what is the balance remaining in the surplus fund in the colony?
Mr. M. MacDONALD
The following table gives the percentage of imports of cotton piece-goods into Ceylon from the United Kingdom, the rest of the Empire and foreign countries, according to quantity and according to value.
According to Quantity. According to Value. Per cent. Per cent. United Kingdom … 15.8 29.9 Rest of Empire … 14.9 19.4 Foreign Countries … 69.3 50.7 100.0 100.0
As regards imports generally, the monthly Customs Returns which have 28W been received up to December, 1933, do not show the actual figures of total imports from these various sources, but the detailed returns are available for inspection in the Colonial Office Library. The figures of cases of crime of all sorts in 1933 are not available. The accumulated surplus on 31st October, 1933, was estimated at 16,000,000 Rupees.