§ Mr. Skeffington-Lodge
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware of the shortage of potash and phosphates in Bedfordshire; and what steps he is taking to ensure that the requirements of local farmers are adequately met.
§ Mr. T. Williams
I am aware that there is some temporary shortage of fertilisers in several parts of the country, largely owing to the concentration of demand caused by the early season. Action to ease the situation is being taken as described in my reply to the hon. Member for Salisbury (Mr. J. Morrison) on 1st March last. I do not think that more is required.