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Removal Of Plant

Volume 416: debated on Monday 19 November 1945

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asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether textile machinery will be included in the German plant which is to be considered for removal to this country.

The possibility of removing the textile machinery from Germany for reparations is not excluded under the Potsdam Agreement. Nevertheless, removals are to take place primarily from the metallurgical, chemical and machine manufacturing industries which are important to war potential and whether textile machinery can be removed will depend upon how much has to be left to Germany to enable her to maintain the average living standards on the basis agreed to at Potsdam.