§ 80. Mr. T. SMITH
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that the nitrate producers' ring decided, at a meeting held in London on 27th March, to increase the price of nitrate, one of the farmers most important fertilisers; and whether he will see that any subsidies or protection granted to the farmers do not result in these rings and combines taking all the benefit?
§ Sir R. SANDERS
The answer to the first part is in the negative, and the second part of the question, therefore does not arise.