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Dismantling

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 November 1950

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53.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will give an assurance that all dismantling of plants in the British zone of Germany has now been stopped, apart from plants where dismantling was already in operation prior to 1st October, 1950.

All dismantling operations arising from the reparation programme were begun before 1st October, 1950, and the programme does not provide for dismantling at plants hitherto untouched. The Federal Chancellor was informed in September that no further demilitarisation of buildings and installations in the British zone was considered necessary in the interests of security.