HC Deb 21 June 1950 vol 476 cc1261-2
2. Mr. Albu

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what are the present numbers on the staff of the public health adviser to the United Kingdom High Commissioner in Germany; and what are their functions.

Mr. Younger

The present numbers are ten, which will be reduced to seven in July and four on 1st January, 1951. The public health adviser is responsible for liaison with the German authorities on the many questions which arise concerning the public health of the Allied Forces. He advises the United Kingdom High Commissioner on health matters and co-operation with the United States and French public health officials on questions with a tripartite, federal or international aspect.

Mr. Albu

Do I understand from my hon. Friend that it is the public health adviser who is responsible for dealing with the German public health authorities in matters relating to the health of our Armed Forces in Germany, and that this is not the responsibility of the medical officers of the Armed Forces?

Mr. Younger

No, Sir. I understand that the arrangement is that the British civil authority conducts the liaison between the German health authorities and the Army authorities.

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