§ 83. Mr. LAMBERT
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that there exists a monopoly in the supply of potash fertilisers which has prevented a reduction in price as compared with other fertilisers; and if he can take any steps to modify such monopoly and to ensure the supply of potash to agriculturists at a reasonable price?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. W. R. Smith)
An agreement was reached some years ago between the French and German interests which control the great bulk of the supplies, and prices in this country have risen somewhat since that time. I regret that there does not appear to be any action that I can usefully take in the matter at present.
§ Mr. LAMBERT
Do the Board of Trade intend to take any action in the near future on this rather important question?
§ Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE
Have the Board of Trade considered the development of Empire resources which are known to exist?