HC Deb 14 April 1919 vol 114 c2490
56. Mr. FRANCE

asked the Prime Minister if the plan suggested to the War Cabinet some time ago, and endorsed by the Board of Trade and the Foreign Office, of a special levy upon enemy tonnage entering allied ports or coaling stations as a means of collecting sums due to the Allied Powers has been included in the methods of collection considered by the Peace Conference?


All possible means of obtaining money are, I believe, being considered, but if the German ships are taken no revenue in the immediate future would be available from this source.