§ 48. Mr. Gordon-Walker
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether arrangements have now been made for the progressive withdrawal of occupation troops from Austria.
§ The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Mr. John Hynd)
I have at present nothing to add to previous replies on this subject.
§ Mr. Gordon-Walker
Is the Minister aware of the great inflationary dangers caused by the expenditure of occupation troops, not so much our own alone, but all occupation troops?
§ Mr. Henderson Stewart
Can the Minister say definitely that His Majesty's Government are endeavouring to reduce those Forces?
§ Mr. Hynd
It is the desire of the Government that all vast armies that may be abroad involving the Government in commitments should be reduced at the earliest possible moment, and in accordance with the policy of the Government 25 the position in Austria should be relieved as soon as practically possible by quadripartite agreement.