HC Deb 21 April 1948 vol 449 cc1786-7
18. Mr. Stokes

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many refugees and evacuees entered the British zone of Germany from the Soviet zone and areas further east during 1947; and whether he will give the resulting total of both classes of persons in each of the four lands of the British zone.

Mr. Bevin

Since this Question involves a certain amount of research, I regret that I am not yet able to give my hon. Friend this information. I will, however, let my hon. Friend have an answer as soon as possible.

Mr. Stokes

Could my right hon. Friend say whether the recent announcement, supposedly official, that 3,600,000 came in from the East in 1947 is correct or not? It was given out as an official statement, but I have never been able to get it authenticated. That is why I asked the Question.

Mr. Bevin

I was not aware that there had been an official statement.

Professor Savory

Has the attention of the right hon. Gentleman been called to the anxiety of the Danish population in South Schleswig at being swamped by the influx of Germans, and to the complaints of these purely Danish people that they are losing their own nationality in their own land?

Mr. Bevin

That is a separate question.