54. Sir J. WALTON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can inform the House whether any and, if so, what payments have been received up to date from the German Government, either for food supplies, cost of Army of Occupation, or reparation; and what further sums 1432 it is estimated will be received during the current year under these heads towards the relief of the British taxpayers?
Approximately, £6,000,000 has been received from the German Government for Food Supplies, and certain advances have been made towards the local expenditure of the Army of Occupation. I am unable at present to make any estimate of the amount likely to be received from indemnities in the current year, but the amount appropriated in aid of Army Votes for the charges of the Army of Occupation is £70,000,000.