HC Deb 12 February 1947 vol 433 c358
38. Mr. Stokes

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many persons employed by, or seconded to, the Control Commission in the British zone of Germany are receiving no pay from the Control Commission; and how many are being paid both by the Control Commission, and by private employers

Mr. J. Hynd

There are two officers who at present do not receive official salaries, but draw only the usual allowances for service in Germany There are, I understand, a number of cases in which Control Office salaries and allowances are supplemented by firms who have lent particular officers to the Commission. These are, however, private arrangements between the firms and individuals concerned, and I have no particulars of them.

Mr. Stokes

Is my hon. Friend aware of the great concern this is causing among members of the Control Commission? Is it-not desirable that everyone should be paid by the Control Commission, and that no one should be paid by anyone else?

Mr. Hynd

We are not in a position to force the acceptance of salaries on any individuals who wish to give services free.