HC Deb 31 January 1949 vol 460 cc192-3W
22. Mr. Bartlett

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that Germans who had to take refuge in this country before the war by reason of their anti-Nazi activities are still unable to get their possessions in the Bizone of Germany restored to them; and when these arrangements will be completed in respect of the Bizone.

Mr. McNeil

A draft Restitution Ordinance for the British zone has been prepared in Germany and has been considered in London. I hope that it will prove possible to promulgate this in the near future. In the British zone, claims have been investigated, property has been traced and we have completed administrative arrangements which will allow the law to operate as soon as it comes into effect.

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