§ 65. Mr. HARRY HOPE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether, in view of the necessity for securing a full supply of superphosphates, he will take steps to enable phosphate rock from Algiers being imported, instead of the low grade and inferior quality of phosphate rock at present being brought in from America?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
Arrangements have already been made for the importation of phosphate rock from Algiers and Tunis which will bring up the total deliveries from these countries to the United Kingdom, to 277;000 tons during 1919. Arrangements have also been discussed with the French authorities for the delivery of a substantially larger quantity during 1920. The matter is receiving the close attention of the Board.