68. Mr. GRAHAM WHITE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total amount received in respect of the 26 per cent. reparation duty during the calendar year 1922; and what is the number of payments comprised in this total?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
As stated in my reply to the hon. Member for Greenock on the 1st instant, the net receipts under the 1753 provisions of the German Reparation (Recovery) Act, during the year in question amounted to £6,847,000. The information as to the number of payments cannot be obtained without considerable labour and consequent expenditure, which I regret I am unable to sanction.
Is this duty being imposed by the French Customs Is it being reimbursed by the German Government?
§ Mr. McENTEE
Can the Chancellor of the Exchequer say what has been the cost to Great Britain of recovering this amount?