HC Deb 05 May 1948 vol 450 cc138-9W
83. Mr. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why General Robertson is superseding General Macready in Frankfurt; and if he will give an assurance that the headquarters of the British Control Commission will not be moved from Berlin.

Mr. Bevin

General Macready, who was previously regional Commissioner in Lower Saxony and has been for some time employed in Frankfurt, has been appointed Regional Commissioner for Land North/Rhine Westphalia and will take up that appointment as soon as his duties permit him to leave Frankfurt. No successor to General Macready has yet been appointed nor can the date of his move to Dusseldorf yet be decided. The answer to the second part of the Question is that the headquarters of the Control Commission is already divided between Berlin, Lubbecke and Frankfurt. The division of staff between these three places must clearly be the responsibility of the Military Governor. On the subject of our general policy in Berlin, I would refer the hon. Member to my statement in the Debate yesterday.

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