HC Deb 24 July 1946 vol 426 cc19-20W
Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to hand over to the newly-formed Austrian Government all former German property now under British control in the British zone of Austria, as has been done by the U.S.A.

Mr. Bevin

I am now considering, in conjunction with the United States Government and the other Governments concerned, the manner in which best to fulfil the requirements of the Potsdam Agreement in respect of German assets in Austria, while taking into consideration the responsibilities assumed by the Governments concerned under the Declaration of Moscow. Under the circumstances, I am not able at this time to make a statement on the intentions of His Majesty's Government with regard to German property in the British zone of Austria.

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