HC Deb 27 February 1902 vol 103 c1290
MR. FRENCH (Wexford, S.)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he will consider the advisability of the Amendment of the Fertilisers and Feeding Stuffs Act so that the seller of artificial manure shall be bound to supply the purchaser with an invoice stating the quantity of nitrogen, soluble and insoluble phosphates, and potash the manure contains, and to state it in the same way in all trade circulars and price lists, and also to have the composition of the manure branded on each bag in order that buyers may know exactly what they are purchasing.


This proposal was considered by Lord Medway's Departmental Committee on the adulteration of artificial manures and feeding-stuffs which reported in 1892, and was found to be impracticable.