§ 21 and 22. Mr. G. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1) in view of the resolution adopted by the West German Bundestag on 8th February, 1952, that the German Federal Republic must demand the restoration of full legislative powers and must in principle be free to decide what legislation and Acts of the occupation should be preserved, what instructions have been given to the representative of Her Majesty's Government on this matter as concerns the contractual agreements now being negotiated between Her Majesty's Government and the German Federal Republic;
(2) in view of the resolution adopted by the West German Bundestag on 8th February, 1952, to the effect that all differences arising out of the contractual relations between the Federal Republic and the Allied Forces must be subject to arbitration by impartial arbitration tribunals composed upon a basis of parity, what instructions have been given to the representative of Her Majesty's Government on this subject in negotiating the contractual agreement between Her Majesty's Government and the West German Government.
§ Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
As already stated in answer to the hon. Member for Dunbartonshire, East (Mr. Bence), today, in the working out of the contractual relations, account has naturally been taken of the resolutions of the Bundestag as of all other relevant factors. The House will be informed of all the provisions of the agreements when the negotiations have been completed.