HC Deb 20 November 1946 vol 430 c115W
84. Mr. Teeling

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster why Yugoslav ex-prisoners of war in the British zone in Germany, who have been admitted to police duties in the zone, are being paid in German money instead of in B.A.F.S.A.; and whether he is aware that this prevents their purchase of supplies from the N.A.A.F.I. and cuts them off from cigarettes, soap, toothpaste and mending material.

Mr. J. Hynd

In order to restrict our sterling expenditure to a minimum wages and salaries of personnel engaged locally in Germany are normally paid in German marks. I am, however, already considering a partial relaxation of this rule in the case of Yugoslav ex-prisoners of war employed on police duties. Meanwhile they are receiving free N.A.A.F.I. rations of commodities such as cigarettes and soap.

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