§ 57. Lieut.-Colonel Sir S. HOARE
asked the Prime Minister whether he can make a statement as to the steps that have been taken by the German Government since the San Remo Conference to carry out the disarmament Clauses of the Peace Treaty?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
As this is a long answer with many figures, I shall, with the leave of my hon. Friend, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ The following is the answer promised:
§ On the 10th May the Inter-Allied Military Commission of Control estimated the strength of the German Army at 270,000.
§ On the 10th June the German wireless issued an official statement stating that on that date the German Army had been reduced to 200,000, and that the forces in the neutral zone had been reduced to:
- 10 battalions,
- 5 squadrons,
- 1 battery.
§ The following table shows the total amount of War material of important categories surrendered or destroyed by 27th May, 1920:—
|Nature of Material.||Total amount surrendered, i.e., notified to the Commission of Control.||Total destroyed.|
|Guns and barrels of all kinds.||23,877||9,102|
|Small arms (rifles and carbines).||1,485,489||599,980|
|Small arm ammunition.||160,063,000||50,003,000|