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British Personnel

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 November 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that the standard of living of British occupational personnel in Germany is reduced below that of German nationals occupying positions of comparable responsibility by reason of the exchange rate fixed for the conversion of the pound sterling and the mark; and if he will make arrangements for the exchange of a limited quantity of British Armed Forces special vouchers into Deutsch-marks at a privileged rate of exchange for occupational personnel in order to remedy this hardship.

No. I have no reason to believe that British occupation personnel in Germany have a lower standard of living than that of German nationals occuping positions of comparable responsibility.