HC Deb 18 March 1946 vol 420 c295W
115. Mr. A. Lewis

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that 200 German scientists and technicians are to be brought here to work in an advisory capacity; whether he is satisfied that all these people are anti-Nazis; and if he will circulate, in the Official Report, detailed information concerning their names, qualifications and political history.

Sir S. Cripps

The Government's policy in this matter was set out in the answer which was given on the 19th December to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Workington (Lieutenant Peart), in which I stated that any Germans brought in under this scheme must be politically unobjectionable, and that they would be subject to strict supervision while they are here. It would not be practicable to publish the information asked for, nor would it be desirable in the public interest.