HC Deb 18 February 1976 vol 905 c691W
Mr. Geraint Howells

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many tons of basic slag were used by farmers in England in 1975; and what were the corresponding figures for the previous five years.

Mr. Strang

The information is not available in the form requested. However, whilst the fertiliser subsidy was operative information on the deliveries of subsidised basic slag—including potassic basic slag—was kept on a regular basis.

Figures for England for the last five years of the subsidy are as follows:

Crop Years (June-May) Product Tonnages
1969–70 378,727
1970–71 408,015
1971–72 371,560
1972–73 340,988
1973–74 232,327

Although these figures relate to deliveries it is probable that they give a good indication of the tonnages of basic slag used for the years given.

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