§ 114. Mr. Platts-Mills
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what reply he has given to the request of the U.S. Secretary of State that, in accordance with Section 115 (f) of the Foreign Assistance Act, 1948, His Majesty's Government should agree to the retention in Germany of capital equipment scheduled for removal as reparations from the Western zones of Germany.
§ Mr. Mayhew
The United States Secretary of State has not requested His Majesty's Government to agree to the retention in Germany of any specific capital equipment scheduled for removal as reparations. He has made certain proposals designed to enable him to ascertain what, if any, equipment in the reparations list might more effectively serve the purpose of the European Recovery Programme by remaining in Germany. These proposals are now under consideration between the Governments immediately concerned.