Oral Answers to Questions — Heligoland (Frisians)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th June 1949.

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Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central 12:00 am, 29th June 1949

There is no secrecy regarding British policy over Heligoland and I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT a statement issued on 5th October last by the British authorities in Germany. Nothing is known of any invitation such as that described in the Question, but His Majesty's Government would have no objection to any such invitation being accepted. The Land Government is sympathetic towards the transfer of Heligolanders to Sylt and some 20 persons have been moved from the mainland to Sylt on a voluntary exchange basis.