HC Deb 02 March 1922 vol 151 cc547-8
47. Sir E. CECIL

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the whole or any part of the £5,000,000 to be provided by Germany as compensation for suffering and damage by enemy action in the late War has yet been received; whether the Royal Commission appointed to make recommendations as to the distribution of this sum has yet begun its work; and what steps are being taken to hasten a settlement of these claims?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Sir Robert Horne)

I would refer my right hon. Friend to the answer given in reply to a similar question by the hon. and gallant Member for the Hexham Division (Major D. C. Brown) on the 14th February last.

Brigadier-General COLVIN

Will the right hon. Gentleman say if no compensation will be granted for enemy damage until the £5,000,000 has been received?


We have taken into consideration the anticipation of payments in the course of the next financial year.

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