HC Deb 01 December 1952 vol 508 c115W
72. Sir L. Ropner

asked the Minister of Materials what action he is taking to ensure an increase in the production of sulphur and sulphuric acid.

Sir A. Salter

Encouragement has been given to the erection of plant to produce sulphuric acid from pyrites and native anhydrite instead of sulphur. By the end of 1952, new capacity of this kind to produce 227,000 tons of acid will be working, and another 460,000 tons in 1953. A plant for recovering an additional 17,000 tons of by-product sulphur a year will be working in 1952, and another 12,000 tons in 1953.