HC Deb 19 November 1945 vol 416 cc25-6
62. Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will be able to make supplies of sodium chlorate available to farmers for the coming season.

Mr. T. Williams

I am informed by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade that the supply of sodium chlorate is steadily improving. While it cannot be guaranteed that farmers' full demands during the coming season will be met, substantial quantities of this weed killer should be available.

Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre

Will the Minister confer with his colleague, the Minister of War Transport, so that this material will be allowed to be carried by rail?

Mr. Williams

That scarcely arises out of the Question, but should any complicated cases arise and we are made aware of the fact, we will look into them.