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Railway Workers, Berlin

Volume 466: debated on Monday 4 July 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how much of the subvention of the wages of the railway workers by the West Berlin Magistrat is being provided from British sources.

Would it be possible for my right hon. Friend to ask the other Members of the Government to give the same support to the demands of British railwaymen as they purport to have given to the alleged demands of these railwaymen?

The question of support, or non-support, does not arise. I was asked from where the subvention came. The answer is that the authorities are not responsible at all for the subvention.