§ 9. Sir F. WISE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the amount of the gold belonging to the former Russian Imperial or Provincial Governments and handed over to the Government of His Britannic Majesty by either of those Governments?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. William Graham)
I have been asked to reply, and would refer the hon. Member to the answer which my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer gave on the same subject to the hon. Member for Central Hackney (Mr. Franklin) on the 2nd October.
§ Sir WILLIAM DAVISON
Will the hen. Gentleman say why it is that none of this money of the Russian Soviet Government has been used to compensate British nationals whose property has been stolen?
§ 10. Sir F. WISE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the amount of gold handed over to Germany under the supplementary agreement to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk and where it is deposited?
§ Mr. GRAHAM
The amount of the gold in question was the equivalent of 62 million United States of America dollars. The gold was paid over to the British and French Governments in equal shares and applied to the reduction of Russia's War Debt. The gold has long ago been disposed of.