HC Deb 17 April 1951 vol 486 c154W
79. Colonel J. R. H. Hutchison

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has examined the possibility of obtaining sulphur from Cyprus.

Mr. Rhodes

Cyprus has no sulphur as such, but sulphur bearing ores in the form of pyrites. Our purchases of pyrites from that source were interrupted in the war years, but resumed in 1949 since when we have continued to obtain supplies. We hope next year for a substantial increase in the quantity from Cyprus.