Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th December 1945.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Williams Mr Thomas Williams , Don Valley 12:00 am, 17th December 1945

Supplies of nitrogenous and of phosphatic fertilisers, including superphospate, for use during the first half of 1946 will be adequate to meet farmers' requirements for arable crops, but only a limited quantity of phosphate will be available for use on grassland, and there will continue to be a shortage of potash. As regards the second half of that year, the supply position of nitrogenous and phosphatic fertilisers should be satisfactory but I can give no assurance that the potash supply will by then have materially improved.