HC Deb 24 February 1965 vol 707 cc116-7W
72. Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food by how much the price of artificial fertilisers has risen over the past 12 months; to what factors this increase is due; and whether he will increase the subsidy to compensate farmers.

Mr. John Mackie

Overall the increases in manufacturers' prices for fertilisers over the past twelve months have bent of the order of one half of one per cent. as a result of an increase of 10s. a ton in the price of imported potash and a slight reduction in manufacturers rebates for early delivery. As regards the last part of the Question, the hon. Member must not expect me to anticipate the outcome of the current Annual Review.