HC Deb 06 December 1944 vol 406 cc533-4W
Mr. E. P. Smith

asked the Minister of Supply whether his attention has been directed to the progress made in Canada in the utilisation of ammonium nitrate made in explosive factories as a fertilizer; whether he is aware that the Canadians have overcome the previous objectionable quality of caking; and will he take steps to see that this system is made available to those charged with the disposal of ammonium nitrate as it arises from surplus ammunition.

Sir A. Duncan

Yes, Sir. Information on this subject received from Canada is being considered in connection with the question of the recovery of ammonium nitrate from surplus ammunition and the conversion of ordnance ammonium nitrate for fertiliser use.