HC Deb 07 December 1944 vol 406 c725
61. Mr. E. P. Smith

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that 183,000 tons of ammonium nitrate have been exported by Canada, as surplus to her requirements to South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and the U.S.A., but none to Great Britain; and will he arrange that trials of this fertiliser are made during next season.

Mr. Hudson

I am aware that substantial quantities of ammonium nitrate have been exported from Canada, but imports into the United Kingdom are not necessary since the home production of suitable nitrogenous fertilisers is more than sufficient to meet the increased wartime demand.