Is my hon. Friend aware that a Mr. Barrett of the British Clockmakers' Association has publicly boasted that he has had some responsibility for the threat of unemployment with which the clock-making industry in South Wurtemberg is now faced, and that this has added to the already considerable scepticism in Germany about the disinterestedness of the dismantling policy? Will he therefore reconsider the American proposal for a review, which could either prove or disprove these suspicions and thus have a most salutary effect inside Germany?
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what representations have been made to the British Government by the United States Government, or by those responsible for administering the European Recovery Programme, to the effect that the dismantling of industrial plant in Western Germany should now cease; and what reply His Majesty's Government has given.
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will state the value of the equipment dismantled during the past twelve months at Krupps Works at Essen; how much of this equipment has been sent to U.S.S.R. by way of reparations or otherwise; and whether such dismantling will continue in the future.
I am obtaining the answer to the first part of the Question and will write to the hon. Member. The answer to the second part is "None," and to the third part" Yes, Sir."