HC Deb 07 June 1917 vol 94 c363W

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that exporters of cotton and other goods to India are now forced to case or pack their goods, in compliance with the directions of the Director of Timber Supplies, in a manner different from the requirements called for by contracts with their Indian buyers and whether he will initiate legislation or take other legal means so that buyers may not have the right to refuse goods if cased or packed in compliance with the instructions of the Director of Timber Supplies?


I am aware of the situation created by the order made by the Army Council under the Defence of the Realm Act and am in communication with the Government of India on the subject. I think that it should be possible without great difficulty to make arrangements which will be satisfactory to all parties.