HC Deb 30 January 1951 vol 483 c99W
94. Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the total amount of solid salt taken out of the ground in Cheshire in the last two years; and what percentage was obtained from wild brine pumping.

Mr. Rhodes

Some 2½ million tons of solid salt were taken out of Cheshire in the form of brine during each of the years 1949 and 1950; of this about a quarter is believed to have been derived from the pumping of wild brine.