HC Deb 05 June 1919 vol 116 c2196
42. Mr. HOLMES

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Government have received 30,000 tons of potash from Germany; whether this was received in exchange for other commodities; and, if so, what, and how the Government proposes to dispose of the 30,000 tons?


No supplies of potash from Germany have been received by His Majesty's Government, but negotiations are taking place for the delivery of 22,500 tons in terms of pure potash, for which Germany will be allowed credit against her food account. The potash so delivered will be disposed of by the Board of Trade in consultation with the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries and the various trade interests concerned.


Can he say what prices we are paying Germany for potash?


No, I cannot without notice.