26. Mr. Vane
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what instructions have been issued by the head of the Economic Sub-Commission of the Control Commission for Germany forbidding members of that branch of the staff to communicate with Members of Parliament on any subject.
§ Mr. Mayhew
The officer in question has recently reminded his staff of the normal practice of public Departments whereby official information on a matter for which the Department has responsibility should be given to Members of Parliament only by a Minister. These instructions do not of course preclude the 103W oral communication of information to Members visiting Germany. They affect only the subject matter of the official duties of the staff.