HC Deb 12 March 1928 vol 214 cc1521-2

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what is the total value of the payments received from Germany under the Dawes plan in 1926, 1927, and 1928; how much of the total was paid in gold; and what was the character and values of the amount which was paid in commodities?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Arthur Michael Samuel)

The information asked for by the hon. Member forms the contents of a number of detailed tables. These will

land and Wales before the passing of the present Act; and the amount at the latest convenient date since the passing of the Act?

Colonel ASHLEY

As the answers to this question and the next contain a considerable number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate the desired information in the OFFICIAL REPORT.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say briefly whether there has been an increase or a decrease?

Colonel ASHLEY

An increase under both heads.

Following is the information:

be found in the Reports of the Agent-General for Reparation Payments, dated 30th November, 1926, and 10th December, 1927, published by the Stationery Office and in the Press Statement issued by the Agent-General on the 7th March. I am sending the hon. Member a copy of the last-named Statement.