HC Deb 28 April 1927 vol 205 cc1010-1
40. Colonel WOODCOCK

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the amount of me National Debt per head of the population in respect of the following countries: Great Britain, France, Italy, Russia, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Japan, United States, and Czechoslovakia?


With my hon. and gallant Friend's permission, I will circulate a statement giving the particulars,

Currency. Debt per Head. Date.
U.K. £ 166.0 31st March, 1927.
France Francs Internal 7,037.1 30th September, 1926.
External 6,126.2
Total 13,163.3
Italy Lire Internal 2,006.1 31st December, 1926.
External 2,379.9
Total 4,386.0
Russia Roubles 5.0 30th November, 1926.
Austria Schillinge 355.1 30th June, 126.
Germany Reichsmarks (exclusive of Reparation Payments). 34.4 28th February, 1927.
Japan Yen 86.3 30th September, 1926.
U. S. A. Dollars 160.8 31st March, 1927.
Czechoslovakia Kr. 2,944.7 31st December, 1926.

It will be appreciated that the national wealth of these various countries to which these debts are related varies very greatly and consequently the effective burden of the debt cannot be judged by mere per capita figures.

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