HC Deb 22 March 1951 vol 485 cc312-3W
31. Mr. Baker White

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that, as 39 per cent. of the sulphuric acid consumed by industry is used for the production of superphosphates and sulphate of ammonia, the shortage of sulphur will result in a shortage of fertilisers; and what steps he is taking to ensure that there is an adequate supply of fertilisers available to carry out the home food production plan.

Mr. H. Wilson

I regret that our production of superphosphate has had to be reduced owing to the cut in exports of sulphur from the United States of America. As regards the second part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given to my hon. Friend the Member for Faversham (Mr. P. Wells) on 6th March.