HC Deb 18 December 1947 vol 445 cc400-1W
153. Mr. Collins

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware that supplies of basic slag are being allocated on the basis of only 10 per cent. of January/March requirements, and that many farmers can obtain no supply at all; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. G. Brown

Supplies of basic slag delivered to farmers in the period January to March, 1948, will be approximately 25 per cent. of the total amount available for the fertiliser year 1947/48, and it is expected that this quantity will not be less than that delivered in the previous full year. I have no information to support the suggestion that farmers generally are being allocated only 10 per cent. of their requirements in this period but if my hon. Friend will let me have details of any particular case, I shall be glad to have inquiries made into it.