asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what was the reason for the delay in laying on the Table of this House the Police (Overseas Service) Germany Regulations (S.R. & O., 1947, No. 1088), dated 29th May and the Police (Overseas Service) Austria Regulations (S.R. & O., 1947, No. 1188), dated 8th June.
I regret the delay; it was really due to confusion that arose out of the amalgamation of the Control Office and the Foreign Office. I have taken steps to prevent a recurrence.