HC Deb 11 June 1947 vol 438 cc1044-5
26. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any arrangements are now possible to enable the British fathers of children born to German mothers to despatch to Germany essential requirements for their children, apart from or beyond the parcel weight limit heretofore allowed; and if the investigation on this matter has been concluded.

Mr. Bevin

No, Sir. The despatch is allowed of 44 lb. of second-hand clothing in a month, and of food and medicines on certain conditions. In my view, these arrangements are adequate.

Mr. Sorensen

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that I was promised, many weeks ago now, that an investigation would be made into this matter, and led to believe that such fresh arrangements might be made available; and in view of the fact that so many British fathers of children born to German mothers desire to fulfil their obligations, could not this matter be further considered?

Mr. Bevin

I am willing to consider it further, but, you know, the weight which is allowed is pretty adequate.