HC Deb 28 November 1922 vol 159 cc477-8
11. Mr. FOOT

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War what number of men are at present in the British Army of Occupation in Germany; and what has been the total cost of this Army of Occupation since the Armistice?

Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS

The strength of the British Army of Occupation in Germany on 1st November, 1922, was 552 officers, 8,138 other ranks, and the total cost of the force(exclusive of accommodation and miscellaneous services which are provided free), from the Armistice to 31st July, 1922, was £54,658,127. The hon. Member will realise that the Army of Occupation was at first much larger than it is at present.


Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman inform the House what proportion of that amount has been paid by the Germans?

Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS

I should like notice of that question.