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Displaced Persons (Germany And Austria)

Volume 440: debated on Monday 21 July 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will state the numbers of male and female displaced persons, respectively, in the British zones of Germany and Austria on 1st July, 1947, specifying the numbers of Baits, Poles and others; and what percentage of each of these numbers is earmarked to come to Great Britain.

In the British zone of Germany there are 141,000 male and 95,000 female displaced persons, of whom 68,100 are Baits and 109,000 are Poles. The corresponding figures in the case of Austria are 36,900 male and 19,900 female, of whom 1,100 are Baits and 6,200 are Poles. Up to the present there have been 21,000 volunteers under the "Westward Ho" scheme in Germany, and 1,350 in Austria.