§ Sir R. COOPER
asked the President of the Board of Trade if Alsatian potash was offered to his Department about the same time the German potash contract was made, and at what price per ton for the different grades?942W
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
Some tentative proposals were made for the substitution of supplies of Alsatian potash for those to be obtained under the German contract. As, however, that contract had been made essentially for the purpose of enabling the German Government to provide credits for foodstuffs, and His Majesty's Government had no intention of contracting for potash supplies generally, the proposals were not pursued, and consequently no definite price quotations were made.