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Sulphur Supplies

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 22 March 1951

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what restrictions have been imposed on the purchase of sulphur to conserve dollar expenditure since devaluation.

At no time have there been any limitations. Dollars have been available for import of sulphur without restriction both prior to and since devaluation of sterling. The only factors affecting supply have been the limits imposed by the United States on the amounts available for export.

asked the President of the Board of Trade how much sulphur has been used in tyre manufacture in 1950; and what proportion of this sulphur came from the United States of America.

4,180 tons of sulphur were used directly in tyre manufacture in 1950. In addition, it is estimated that a further 14,000 tons of sulphur were used for the domestic production of the rayon type fabric supplied to the tyre industry in that year. All this sulphur came from the United States of America.