HC Deb 29 June 1926 vol 197 cc965-6
9. Mr. HORE-BELISHA (for Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY)

asked the President of the Board of Trade the quantity of artificial nitrogenous fertilisers imported during 1925, and their value; and the quantity and value of artificial nitrogenous fertilisers produced in Great Britain and Northern Ireland during 1925?


As the answer contains a table of figures, I propose, with the concurrence of the hon. and gallant Member, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:


The following statement shows the total quantities and declared values of the undermentioned descriptions of nitrogenous fertilisers registered as imported into Great Britain and Northern Ireland during the year 1925:

Quantity Imported. Declared Value.
Ammonium compounds:
Sulphate tons 151 2,023
Lime compounds:
Nitrate cwts. 101,551 58,026
Nitrolim or Cyanamide cwts. 1,020 509
Sodium compounds:
Nitrate cwts. 1,626,483 1,020,854


According to information obtained by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, the production of sulphate of ammonia in Great Britain in 1925 amounted to 388,000 tons. Similar particulars for other nitrogenous fertilisers are not available.