HC Deb 16 March 1955 vol 538 cc121-2W
57. Mr. Warbey

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs on how many occasions during the past 12 months the Allied Security Board has drawn the attention of the West German Federal Government to violations of ordinances restricting the manufacture of ships, aircraft, armaments, or machinery; and what action has been taken in each case by the Federal authorities and by the High Commissioners or the Security Board.

Mr. Turton

On two occasions. In the first case, the Military Security Board took proceedings against the firm and the parts concerned and tools for their manufacture were confiscated by order of the court. In the second case certain ore was found by analysis to be subject to licence. No proceedings were taken as there was doubt whether the infringement was intentional. The Federal Government were informed in each case.