HC Deb 12 February 1924 vol 169 cc736-7
43. Sir F. WISE

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total amount of the repayment of war debts of France to the United States of America. Japan, Switzerland and Spain, and also the individual amounts repaid to each country?


I am circulating in the OFFICIAL EEPOICT such information as is available.

Following is the 111.forno, t ion supplied:—

The French Minister of Finance informed the Chamber of Deputies on the 19th December last, as reported in the "Journal Officiel," that France had repaid in 1920, 5,136 million francs; in 1921, 5,066 millions; in 1922, 2,088 millions: in 1923, 1,100 millions, a total of more than 13 milliard francs of which 10 milliards had been paid to foreign countries and 3 to the Bank of France. On the 26th December, he gave some details of the payment of 1,100 million francs in 1923, namely, to Spain 204 million pesetas, 13 million dollars to the United States of America, and 50 million ye these figures refer mainly to market debts.