HC Deb 20 December 1928 vol 223 c3205
28. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the composition of the proposed committee on reparations has now been agreed upon; whether it will he composed of independent financial experts; whether he can give the names of the British representatives; and whether the Dominion Governments will he represented?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Churchill)

I fear that I cannot yet make any statement on the question except that discussions are proceeding satisfactorily between the Governments concerned and I hope that a definite agreement may be announced in the course of a few days.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

May we take it that the expert committee is to he set up; that it has not been abandoned?


Oh, no. It is to be set up. Everything is clearing itself up most satisfactorily, and I hope complete agreement will be reached between all Governments, and that an announcement will he made before the end of the week.


Will the right hon. Gentleman see that that information is conveyed to this House by himself and not by the Press in Paris? Can he say whether the representatives of America on this Commission are nominated by the American Government?


I am not able to reply to the second part of the right hon. and gallant Gentleman's question. As to the first part, when the House is sitting I will gladly give what information is available and which can be given without detriment to the general interest. I understood that we were separating for a short time.

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