HC Deb 28 February 1917 vol 90 c1997
4. Colonel YATE

asked the Secretary of State for India whether, considering the value of dates as an article of food, he will initiate steps to institute cleaner and more sanitary methods of packing this food for export from Mesopotamia as soon as the war conditions permit of such action being taken, so as to encourage a larger import of the fruit into the United Kingdom?


My hon. and gallant Friend's suggestion will be borne in mind.