HC Deb 23 March 1949 vol 463 c33W
3. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in view of serious unemployment in Schleswig Holstein, whether the Tripartite Refugee Commission will reconsider accepting the offer of the Government of Rheinland-Pfalz to accept the, transfer of a large proportion of these refugees; and whether the problem of South Schlesvig will be considered by the Three Power Conference.

Mr. Mayhew

The Tripartite Committee on Refugees has received no offer of the kind mentioned from the Government of Rheinland-Pfalz. It has, however, been publicly announced by the French Military Governor that the French zone will accept refugees who have relatives resident in that zone or who can show proof of employment available and offered by prospective employers in the French zone. As to the last part of the Question, the claims of Schleswig Holstein have received special consideration by the Committee.