HC Deb 19 October 1920 vol 133 c776

asked the Prime Minister the number of German merchant ships which have been sold, the aggregate amount realised, and the price received per ton?

Colonel L. WILSON

I have been asked to reply. The sale of the ex-German ships is in the hands of the Reparation Commission, which is representative of all the Allies. I am informed, however, as has been stated in the Press, that the Reparation Commission has disposed of 48 ex-German ships for £4,786,975. This price works out at a little over £19 a ton, but I must point out that any price per ton must be misleading, as the vessels sold vary a great deal owing to type and age.

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