HC Deb 28 April 1948 vol 450 cc364-5
8. Air-Commodore Harvey

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many Kreis resident officers in the British Control Commission in Germany have become redundant since 1st January, 1948; and how many of these were retired Air Force and Army officers.

Mr. Bevin

Sixteen Kreis resident officers have been declared redundant this year, of whom nine are retired Royal Air Force and Army officers.

Air-Commodore Harvey

Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that there are possibly only 12 retired Royal Air Force officers employed by the Commission? Is it not a very high proportion, if four officers are regarded as redundant; and can the right hon. Gentleman assure us that there has been no discrimination?

Mr. Bevin

I do not think that is correct. Of the Kreis resident officers on the strength of the Commission, 81 per cent. are ex-Service officers: of the 16 declared redundant, 87 per cent. are ex-Service, and naval officers are included in these figures.

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