HC Deb 25 January 1937 vol 319 cc578-9
70. Mr. Thorne

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can give the House any information about the German reparation debts; when the last payment was made to the Government; the amount still owing; whether his attention has been called to the statement by Dr. Goebbels, the Propaganda Minister, on 30th October, 1936, that Germany had no intention of paying a penny in the future; and whether any conversations have taken place about the matter?

Lieut.-Colonel Colville

There is no change in the position in regard to German reparations, and no recent conversations have taken place about the matter. As from 1st July, 1931, payments have been suspended under the Hoover Moratorium and the arrangements made at the Lausanne Conference of July, 1932, and the last payment was made in June, 1931. Details of the amount due to this country under the agreements in force prior to July, 1931,. are given in Command Paper No. 3598.