§ 57. Brigadier-General SPEARS
asked the Prime Minister if he is now in a posi- 1012 tion to give the House information as to the recent seizure by the French of German Reichsbank money intended for the British zone; and if he will state what steps, if any, the Government are taking in the matter?
§ Mr. McNEILL
Of the sum seized by the French, half was intended for the Cologne branch of the Reichsbank, and of that a certain proportion would have been distributed to sub-branches outside the British zone. No part was destined for the payment of the British Army of Occupation. His Majesty's High Commissioner at Coblenz is at present satisfied with the situation, and His Majesty's Government do not propose, therefore, to take any action in this matter.