HC Deb 06 April 1925 vol 182 cc1836-7
Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

(by Private Notice) asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the text of the Anglo-German Agreement for the settlement of the 26 per cent. tax hitherto payable by German exporters for reparation recovery purposes as already published in Berlin is accurate; and how it is that it is not published simultaneously in London?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Churchill)

The Agreement was signed at so late an hour on Friday in Berlin that it was not possible to publish the text on Saturday morning in this country. The text was accordingly issued for publication this morning, and was, in fact, published by several newspapers. I understand that the text was published in Germany on Saturday afternoon. I have no doubt that the text so published was accurate, but I have riot yet seen a copy. I would add that a White Paper on the subject has been presented to Parliament, and will be available during the course of this afternoon.