HC Deb 18 December 1946 vol 431 c399W
119. Commander Maitland

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether experts in his Department were consulted before B.I.O.S. Report No. 829 was compiled; and why, if the large number of spare parts for agricultural machinery stored in the factory reported on in Report No. 13 were required in the British zone, steps had not already been taken to make these spare parts available to German farmers in the British zone.

Mr. J. Hynd

Yes Sir, my Department was consulted. At the time of the B.I.O.S. visit the spares were being held temporarily in stock while a co-ordinated plan for distribution was being prepared.