HC Deb 21 June 1950 vol 476 cc1262-3
4. Mr. Albu

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what are the present numbers on the staff of the economic adviser to the United Kingdom High Commissioner in Germany.

Mr. Younger

One hundred and fifty-three.

Mr. Albu

As most of these functions are now matters for the German Government, and are not reserved functions of the High Commissioner, does not my hon. Friend think that all three of these staffs are still very much too large?

Mr. Younger

The staff is being very much reduced. The figure of 153 has been reduced from an initial figure of about 5,000, and we are continually reducing the numbers.