§ Mr. Willey
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the prices of fertilisers, with and without subsidies, expressed in terms of price per ton nutrient.
§ Mr. Hare
Following is the information in respect of typical nitrogenous, phosphatic and potassic fertilisers:
DELIVERED PRICES AT 1ST MARCH, 1960 IN TERMS OF PLANT FOOD NUTRIENT Fertiliser Price per ton before deduction of subsidy Price per ton after deduction of subsidy £ s. d. £ s. d. Sulphate of Ammonia (21 per cent. N) 101 3 10 53 13 10 Single Superphosphate (18 per cent. P2O5) 80 2 9 42 12 9 Basic Slag (14 per cent. P2O5) 52 1 1 29 7 6 Potassium Chloride (60 percent. K2O) 34 1 8 34 1 8 (no subsidy payable)
The above figures are based on spring prices— which took effect 1.3.60—for 6 ton lots, delivered to buyer's nearest railway station, except in the case of potassium chloride where price shown is the price ex-port or works.
It is not of course possible to give the information required for compound fertilisers, since these combine two or more nutrients.