§ 45. Miss Irene Ward
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the important world part women have to play in maintaining peace, he will give an assurance that he will not without affording an opportunity for discussion in this House accept the proposal for the abolition of the women's section of the office of the British High Commissioner in Germany.
§ Mr. Younger
It is necessary to make very considerable reductions this year in the strength of the Control Commission, which is being reorganised more on the lines of an Embassy. Accordingly, my right hon. Friend has decided that it is not possible to retain a women's affairs section in the Commission, though one senior officer of the section will remain until next spring.