HC Deb 21 February 1922 vol 150 c1714
53. Colonel NEWMAN

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can give the estimate of the total amount in sterling or gold marks which this country will have received from Germany by way of reparation at the close of the current financial year?


The amount received by the British Empire from Germany by the close of the current financial year will probably be insufficient to cover the cost of the British Army of Occupation. Nothing will accordingly have been received on account of reparation.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is that taking into account payments we have made to Germany for extra food for miners and that sort of thing, and if not does not that show an actual loss?


I am leaving out of account entirely what we have paid to Germany in connection with food supply of the miners.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

Then there is an actual loss shown so far?


Certainly, because the Army of Occupation has not yet been paid for.

54. Colonel NEWMAN

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the question of the amount which Germany shall be required to pay by way of reparation to this and other countries has been and is still under discussion; and can he say whether those who are engaged in the discussion are likely to come to an early decision?


The total reparation liability of Germany was fixed by the Reparation Commission in May, 1921. As regards the amount payable in 1922 the answer to both parts of the question is in the affirmative.