HC Deb 24 May 1944 vol 400 c754W
Sir S. Reed

asked the Secretary of State for War whether arrangements can be made to supply the surplus citrus fruits in Palestine to the Imperial Forces in Egypt and the Canal Zone.

Mr. A. Henderson

The Forces in the Canal Zone and in Egypt generally rely for their supplies of fresh fruit, including citrus fruit, on local produce in the first instance. This cuts down the use of transport to the minimum. If these supplies are insufficient full use is made of such supplies as are available in Palestine.