HC Deb 26 January 1948 vol 446 c108W
149. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will give an assurance that the date of final evacuation of British troops and material from Palestine will not be postponed or delayed by any consideration for the orange harvest; and that the passage of troops and material will have absolute priority over all other traffic.

Mr. Rees-Williams

Yes. The transport and export of citrus will not delay the withdrawal of British troops from Palestine or the evacuation of materials.