HC Deb 11 June 1947 vol 438 c1045
34. Mr. Bramall

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether arrangements were made during the recent discussions with the U.S. authorities in Germany to ensure that the efficiency of the Bipartite Economic Council is not jeopardised by delays in obtaining sanction for each item of legislation from the Bipartite Board.

Mr. Bevin

No formal arrangements of this kind were, or could be, made since the Bipartite Board must clearly itself reach agreement on the Ordinances submitted before it can approve them. The British and American authorities are, however, not likely to jeopardise by their own action the efficient working of a scheme they themselves have introduced to deal with pressing economic problems.

Mr. Bramall

Will these measures have to be submitted to Berlin, or will there be the necessary machinery in Frankfurt to deal with all except important questions of policy?

Mr. Bevin

Yes, Sir, in Frankfurt.