§ 10. Mr. PENNEFATHER
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why only about 500 permits to enter the British-occupied areas in Ger many were issued to British subjects for business reasons during April, May, and June last, while nearly 5,000 permits to enter the same areas were, during the same period, issued to foreign subjects?
The explanation is that very few more than 500 British subjects applied for permits. As a matter of fact not more than 2 per cent. of the applications to enter British-occupied areas in Germany for business purposes have been refused.
§ 11. Mr. PENNEFATHER
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many of the British subjects who were permitted to enter the British occupied areas in Germany between 31st March and 30th June last were officials and how many were permitted to enter for business purposes; how many applications were made by British subjects to enter these British-occupied areas for business purposes; and how many were granted and how many refused?
The number of British subjects permitted to enter British-occupied areas in Germany between 31st 1602 March and 30th June was 667. Of these permits to 448 were granted in London, the remainder having been granted by Consuls abroad. Between 31st March and 30th June 112 applications were made by British subjects to enter British occupied areas for business purposes; 102 permits were granted and 10 were refused; 336 permits were granted during that period to officials.