HC Deb 17 June 1947 vol 438 c209W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the facts that the Russians are dismantling the remaining factories in their zone in Germany and are sending the essentials of life to the U.S.S.R. and that the food shortage in Germany is acute, he will make representations for the cessation of these activities, details of which have been sent to him, which are militating against the recovery of Germany because she is not treated as an economic whole.

Mr. Mayhew

No, Sir. The policy of His Majesty's Government with regard to the treatment of Germany as an economic whole was made abundantly clear during the Moscow conference, and this question will be discussed again at the next meeting of the Foreign Ministers in November. It would not serve any useful purpose to make representations to the Russians on this subject at present.

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