HC Deb 23 June 1948 vol 452 cc143-4W
88. Mr. Stokes

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why the bicycle factory Baronia, Heidemann & Co. of Bielefeld, has been included in the dismantling list; and whether it has yet been dismantled.

Mr. McNeil

The plant on the reparations list is not the Baronia Cycle Factory at Bielfeld but a much smaller subsidiary plant of the same firm at Kachtenhausen. This plant, which produced specialised equipment for military aircraft during the war, has been scheduled for reparations as a war plant surplus to the requirements of a peaceful German economy. Dismantling is almost completed.

Back to