Oral Answers to Questions — South Schleswig (German Refugees)

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

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Photo of Professor Douglas Savory Professor Douglas Savory , Queen's University of Belfast 12:00 am, 29th June 1949

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is now in a position to make a statement on the offer of the Royal Danish Government to defray the expenses of the transfer of German refugees in South Schleswig to other zones of Germany.

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

I have no knowledge of such an offer.

Photo of Professor Douglas Savory Professor Douglas Savory , Queen's University of Belfast

Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Royal Danish Government have offered to provide transport, food and transit camps, and that they are awaiting a reply by His Majesty's Government, their desire being to reduce the excessive number of refugees, which in several cases exceeds the native population?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

I assure the hon. Gentleman that I have received no such offer.