HC Deb 09 November 1920 vol 134 c980
21. Lieut.-Colonel Sir F. HALL

asked the Secretary of State for War what is the present annual cost of maintaining the British Army on the Rhine; what is the total expenditure incurred on this service up to 30th September, 1920; and what portion of such expenditure has been recovered from Germany?


For the current financial year the cost is estimated to be about £3,600,000. The total expenditure up to 30th September, 1920, is approximately £51,000,000. The amount received from Germany by the War Office is about 346 million marks in supplies of local currency for the current needs of the force. As to any other receipts, I must refer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury.


Have any amounts been obtained from Germany?


No, only what I have said—local currency. All the rest comes under the general question of reparation and indemnity.

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