§ 2. Mr. AYLES
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what has been the average monthly delivery of coal and coke from the Ruhr on account of reparations since the cessation of passive resistance; what were the average monthly deliveries prior to January, 1923; and the average monthly deliveries during the passive resistance period?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. William Graham)
I have been asked to reply, and, as the answer is a long one, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the answer:
§ The average monthly deliveries of coal, including coke expressed in terms of coal, made by Germany on reparation account were as follows:
|For the year 1921||…||…||1,500,000|
|For the year 1922||…||…||1,505,000|
§ According to information supplied by the British delegate of the Reparation Commission, it is believed that the average monthly quantities obtained by the Allies concerned, exclusive of certain quantities reported to have been received by Luxembourg against payment to the German suppliers, was as follows:
|January to September, 1923 (passive resistance period) (including a monthly average of 129,600 tons delivered to Italy on reparation account)||547,700|
|October, 1923, to January, 1924 (after passive resistance ceased) (including up to 17th December a certain quantity delivered to Italy on reparation account)||996,400|
§ The above figures are for coal (including coke, in terms of coal; that is, three tons of coke equal four tons of coal).