HC Deb 05 July 1923 vol 166 cc605-6
45. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Prime Minister whether he can yet make a statement as to British policy with regard to the question of reparations and the occupation of the Ruhr; and whether any reply has yet been received from the French Government to our recent Note on the subject?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Baldwin)

It would be undesirable to make any statement at the present moment.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

Can the right hon. Gentleman answer that part of the question that asks whether a reply has yet been received—I am not now asking the nature of the reply—but has he yet had a reply from the French Government?


Verbal discussions are proceeding at present.

those made in discharge of the obligations represented by the bills handed to Belgium last autumn.

4. In addition to the foregoing paper marks have been requisitioned by the Armies of Occupation during the undermentioned periods to the following values (expressed in gold marks), namely:


May I ask that in the present situation the right hon. Gentleman does not forget the fact that time is a very important factor?


I can assure the House that no one is better aware of that than I am.