HC Deb 16 February 1920 vol 125 cc491-2

asked the President of the Board of Trade what quantity of dyes has been delivered to this country by Germany under the provisions of the Treaty of Peace; how much has been distributed to dye users; on what principle and by what agency has the distribution been carried out; what price has been charged; and what sum has been credited to Germany by the Reparation Commission?


About 650 tons of dyes have actually been received from Germany under the Treaty and, with the exception of a small proportion reserved for the Dominions, practically the whole has been allocated to users so far as possible on the basis of their requirements. Distribution is now being carried out by the Central Importing Agency. The prices charged vary with the different classes of dyes, but are based on the values placed on the dyes by the German manufacturers in their stock lists, with allowances for the low German exchange rates. The sum to be credited to Germany has not been finally settled by the Reparation Commissision.

Major WOOD

Who is responsible for the distribution of the dyes?


The Committee of Dye Users.