HC Deb 18 June 1941 vol 372 c634
24. Mr. Gallacher

asked the Under- Secretary of State for the Colonies whether adequate steps have been taken taken to ensure the provision of essential foodstuffs for the population of Cyprus as the war in the Mediterranean develops; and are arrangements made for the export from Cyprus to this county of its surplus citrus fruits and other produce?

Mr. George Hall

Yes, Sir. The food position in Cyprus gives no cause for anxiety. As regards the last part of the Question, I regret that the export of the products of Cyprus to this country has, owing to war conditions, practically ceased, but every endeavour is being made to dispose of them in markets nearer to the Colony.

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