HC Deb 26 February 1903 vol 118 c911
MR. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)

To ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the Chinese War Indemnity debit to the American Government is to be paid in silver by agreement; whether the gold standard European countries' claim will remain unpaid; and whether any communication has been received from President Roosevelt suggesting an international conference upon this currency question.

(Answered by Mr. A. J. Balfour.) In answer to the first part of the hon. Member's Question I have to say that His Majesty's Government are not aware that any such agreement has been come to. As regards the second part of the Question, I have to say that the claims are in process of payment. The answer to the third part of the Question is in the negative.