HC Deb 11 December 1950 vol 482 cc812-3
53. Mr. John Hynd

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether delivery of reparations material from Western Germany to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics have now ceased and, in particular, when the last consignment was despatched from Salzgitter Watenstedt.

Mr. Ernest Davies

Delivery of reparation material from Western Germany to the U.S.S.R. ceased early in 1949. No equipment from the Salzgitter Watenstedt steel works has been delivered to the Soviet Union as reparation.

Mr. Hynd

Is my hon. Friend aware that reports, with photographs, have been circulated in the German Press to this effect? Will he give as much publicity to his answer as possible?

Mr. Davies

If such photographs have been circulated they have been misleading.

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