§ 53. Mr. T. WILLIAMS
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total quantity of coal delivered by Germany as reparations to France, Belgium and Italy for the quarter ending December, 1928, and the agreed net value?
§ Commodore KING
I have been asked to reply. Figures for the quarter ended December, 1928, are not yet available, but according to the German Trade Accounts, the total quantity of coal delivered by Germany as reparations to France (including Algeria), Belgium and Italy in October and November, 1928, was 1,746,344 metric tons, the total declared value of which was £1,880,000 sterling.
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman give any estimate as to how far this is affecting the coalmining industry in this country?