§ 42. Mr. Langford-Holt
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance on what date the reciprocal pensions agreement with the Federal German Republic was signed; and on what date it was ratified by the Federal German Government.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
A Convention on Social Security with the Federal Republic of Germany was signed by Her Majesty's Ambassador in Bonn and myself on 20th April, 1960. I understand that a Bill approving that Convention has now passed through all its stages in the two Houses of the German Parliament and is awaiting the President's signature. I hope, therefore, that the instruments of ratification will be exchanged very soon now.