HC Deb 11 December 1946 vol 431 cc1136-7
7. Mr. Skeffington-Lodge

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether all questionnaires already filled in by the Germans for purposes of de-Nazification are to be re-examined, with a view to placing all individuals concerned in one of five categories; what is the number of such questionnaires; and how long the process of re-examination is expected to take.

Mr. J. Hynd

No, Sir. Of the 1,368,000 questionnaires already completed only 234,000, relating to persons who have been removed or excluded from office, are to be re-examined. I cannot say how long this task will take, but the need for expedition is fully appreciated.

Major Bramall

Will my hon. Friend bear in mind that very grave disquiet is caused to a whole population, whether Nazi or not Nazi, by continual examination and re-examination, and the fact that nobody knows whether they are to be kept in their jobs or not?

Mr. Hynd

Of course, I am fully appreciative of that. However, I think my

Month. Tons. Month. Tons
January 99,973 July I76,273
February 104,756 August 44,723
March 65,440 September 111,143
April 56,303 October 47,046
May 129,477 November 102,624*
June 156,060 December (1st-6th inclusive 19,308
January-June 612,009 July-December 501,117
*This figure includes 17,100,tons received under the trade agreement with The Russians and 47,000 tons supplied as an emergency measure from the American zone of Germany