HC Deb 29 January 1947 vol 432 cc206-7W
99. Mr. C. S. Taylor

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether the Control Commission are responsible for the sale of the mass-produced people's motorcar in Hamburg; how much this motorcar costs British subjects serving in Germany and Germans, respectively; and how payment is made.

Mr. J. Hynd

Yes, Sir, these sales are controlled by the British Element of the Control Commission. The cost to British personnel serving in Germany is £160 sterling, payable by cheque to the Control Office in London. The car is sold to those Germans only who can prove an essential need, the price being 5,000 marks payable in German currency to the retailer.