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Control Commission (Official's Return)

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make a statement on the reasons for the resignation of Mr. Julian Simpson from the British Control Commission in Germany.

Mr. J. H. C. Simpson was appointed Chief of the Internal Affairs and Communications Division on 1st May, 1946, for a period of one year. In view of the prospective devolution of functions to the German authorities he last autumn proposed a scheme of reorganisation which involved splitting the Division into a number of separate elements working directly under the Deputy Military Governor, with the consequential abolition of the post of Chief of this Division. A reorganisation on these lines was approved and has now taken place, and Mr. Simpson has returned to this country, following the completion of his agreed period of service.