HC Deb 01 April 1925 vol 182 c1346W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the important part fulfilled by super-phosphates in food production and in soil fertility, he will take steps to assure farmers that no curtailment of its supply and that no imposition of duty on its importation will be sanctioned, so that full supplies of this fertiliser may be assured and the threatened rise in its price may be prevented?


The decision of the Government as to whether they will or will not make a recommendation to this House for the imposition of a duty must await the Report of the Committee of Inquiry which is now sitting, and before-which the National Farmers' Union will be giving evidence.