HC Deb 07 April 1919 vol 114 c1656
52. Lieut.-Colonel CLAUDE LOWTHER

asked whether the late Government appointed a Commission of men they considered fully versed in matters of world's finance to inquire into the subject of the enemy countries' capacity to pay indemnities; whether that Commission included Mr. Hughes, Mr. Hewins, and Mr. Walter Long; and whether they reported that the enemy could, given time, pay a sum of not less than £20,000,000,000 sterling in discharge of the Allies' war debt?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the last part of the question, I cannot add anything to the reply given to my hon. Friend on the 17th of March.