HC Deb 17 May 1960 vol 623 cc1080-1
19. Mr. Willey

asked the President of the Board of Trade by what amounts the German and Belgian manufacturers of ammonium sulphate have agreed to raise their exports prices consequent upon the consideration of the application for an anti-dumping duty.

Mr. Maudling

Exporters in both countries have undertaken to increase their export prices to the United Kingdom by £2 10s. per ton.

Mr. Willey

Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that this is not altogether satisfactory? We are here concerned with fertilisers which are subsidised. We have had the Monopolies Commission's Report. We are also desirous of getting farming costs down. Will the right hon. Gentleman keep a very careful eye on any development following these agreements?

Mr. Maudling

Yes, Sir. I studied this particular case with great care. There is a clearly established margin of dumping here and the additional increase in price which has been accepted is based upon the dumping margin which has been established.