HC Deb 12 February 1947 vol 433 cc355-6
32. Mr. Rees-Williams

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the constitution of the court which has been set up in the British zone to adjudicate on disputes between members of the Armed Forces, or civilian employees of the Control Commission on the one hand, and members of the German population on the other; what is the jurisdiction of the court; and how does a successful litigant obtain enforcement of its decrees.

Mr. J. Hynd

No such court has been set up.

Mr. Rees-Williams

Is it not time such a court was set up? Will the Minister do so without delay?

Mr. Hynd

I appreciate the point of the question. In fact this question has had my attention for some time and discussions are proceeding with the Control Commission for the setting up of some formal body.