HC Deb 28 March 1946 vol 421 cc566-7
48. Air-Commodore Harvey

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when U.N.R.R.A. will commence distributing food in Austria.

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

This matter is still under consideration in Vienna and Atlantic City, but it is hoped that agreement will be reached which will enable U.N.R.R.A. to take over supply responsibility for Austria as from 1st April.

Air-Commodore Harvey

In view of previous arrangements made to open up at the beginning of March, will the right hon. Gentleman see that the date is kept as near as possible to 1st April?

Mr. Hynd

The question whether the date will be kept or not will depend on the progress of negotiations now going on.

Mr. Lanģford-Holt

Can the hon. Gentleman say whether this arrangement will apply to all zones in Austria?

Mr. Hynd

If U.N.R.R.A. takes over the responsibility for the supplying of Austria, it will, of course, apply to the. whole of Austria.

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