HC Deb 15 April 1948 vol 449 cc93-4W
Mr. Lambert

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that supplies of potash ordered by manure merchants in Devonshire and allotted by them to farmers have been diverted; that potash is, as a result, unobtainable; and what steps he will take to make supplies available.

Mr. T. Williams

I am informed by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade that manure merchants in Devonshire have not been less favourably treated in the allocation of potash supplies than merchants elsewhere. Large quantities of potash are still being imported and will be distributed as soon as possible.