52. Mr. Vane
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what was the object of the recent visit to Germany by a delegation from the National Council of Labour; and whether visits to Germany can now be made by delegations from all political parties.
The object of this delegation was to make contact with the Social Democrat Party and the trade unions and co-operative movements in the British zone and in Berlin. Each application will be dealt with on its merits.
§ Mr. Pickthorn
Can the Minister tell us what constitutes "merits" on the part of any political organisation?
§ Mr. Michael Foot
Does the reply mean that some hon. Members on the other side of the House would be able to re-establish their associations with the Nazis of Germany?