§ 5. Sir R. COOPER
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will say what were the quantities of muriate of potash, both 80 per cent. and 90–95 per cent., and sulphate of potash, out of the German potash contract, which were exported to the United States of America from the United Kingdom, Hamburg, and Rotterdam, respectively, with the consent of the Potash Distribution Committee; and what were the prices fixed by that Committee for the various grades of such material exported to the United States?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Sir Robert Horne)
Out of the quantities of muriate of potash received under the German potash contract, 4,000 tons of 80 per cent. muriate and 2,500 tons of 90–95 per cent. were exported from Hamburg to the United States with the consent of the Potash Distribution Committee, the prices fixed by the Committee being £17 10s. and £19 10s. per ton, respectively, f.o.b. Hamburg. There were no shipments from the United Kingdom or Rotterdam. No sulphate of potash received under the contract has been exported to the United States of America.