§ 28. Colonel HOWARD-BURY
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the estimated value of the potash and bromide deposits in the Dead Sea salts concession?
§ Mr. AMERY
I am quite unable to give any figure as to the estimated value of the potash salts and bromides in the Dead Sea. It has been estimated that the waters of that sea contain some 2,000 million metric tons of potassium chloride and 980 million metric tons of magnesium bromide, but the possible value of these salts in the Dead Sea must depend upon various factors, such as the cost of production and transport and the price at which the products could be sold in world markets.
§ Colonel HOWARD-BURY
Did not the Report of the Government Commission in 1923 say that there was sufficient potash there to export 1,000,000 tons a year for the next 2,000 years?