Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
Sift the our and sugar into a large bowl.
Rub the butter into the flour to resemble fine breadcrumbs.
Add the chopped dates and milk. Using a knife, form the dough and divide into 6 large scones.
Lightly flour your hands and mould the mixture into balls.
Place on a lightly greased tray, top each with 2 date slices and flatten slightly.
Bake for 25 minutes.