HC Deb 06 November 1945 vol 415 cc1080-1
47. Mr. Medland

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many civil, mechanical and technical engineersand architects are employed in Hamburg by the Military Government or Allied Control Commission, in supervising the work of German engineers employed in connection with the city's building administration, housing and other public utility services.

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Mr. John Hynd)


Mr. Medland

Does not the right hon. Gentleman think that the recruitment of these very technical people for work in Germany interferes with the rebuilding of such devastated towns as Plymouth?

Mr. Hynd

The policy of the Control Commission in Germany is, as soon as possible, to make the Germans work for themselves, but hon. Members should appreciate that it is impossible to maintain our policy of de-Nazification and control the many aspects of life in Germany, unless we have the necessary staff.