HC Deb 15 June 1945 vol 411 cc1890-1W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the Secretary of State for War how many units of U.N.R.R.A. are now working in Germany and liberated territory, respectively; whether the rates of pay are in any way comparable with those paid for similar work to service and Red Cross workers doing identical work; what has been the amount and cost of the services provided by the Army for these units for transport, rations and communications; and whether he will arrange for these duties to be carried out, so far as displaced persons are concerned, by service units or the Red Cross.

Sir J. Grigg

240 U.N.R.R.A. Teams are now working in Germany. None are working in liberated territory in North-West Europe. I am informed that in general rates of pay for U.N.R.R.A. personnel compare not unfavourably with those for Service and/or Red Cross personnel engaged on similar work. The services provided by the Army are on the normal scales for Army units. I regret that information as to their cost is not available.

I regret that I cannot adopt the suggestion in the last part of my hon. Friend's Question.