HC Deb 16 February 1955 vol 537 c49W
68. Mr. Elwyn Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what safeguards have been introduced into the Allied High Commission Law No. 84 regarding I. G. Farben, to prevent the successor companies from amalgamating; and whether he is satisfied that those safeguards suffice to prevent the re-emergence of excessive concentration of economic power in the hands of a few leaders of the German chemical industry.

Mr. Turton

Allied High Commission Law No. 84 is only designed to secure the completion of the allied deconcentration programme for I. G. Farben through German agencies and German law, and does not contain provisions imposing on the Federal German Republic an obligation to maintain the pattern of ownership established by that programme.

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