§ 3. Mr. Vernon Bartlett
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether in view of the experience after the last war, he will give an assurance that no demand for reparations in cash or in kind from our defeated enemies will be made by the United Nations.
§ 4. Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can now make a statement on the policy of restitution that is to be applied to Germany and the steps that are to be taken to avoid the Versailles reparations effect on the lives of our people.
§ Mr. Bartlett
Will my right hon Friend bear in mind the fact that, apart from the actual restoration of liberated territories and possibly the transfer of German workers to those devastated countries where there is likely to be a labour shortage, a one-way transfer of wealth is almost bound to be disastrous?
§ Mr. Ellis Smith
Can the right hon. Gentleman assure the House that as far as the Government are concerned, there will be the maximum consultation between the United Nations in regard to the reparation policy?
§ Mr. A. Edwards
Will the Foreign Secretary keep in mind that the body of experts who sat last time on Germany's capacity to pay were 98 per cent. wrong in their calculations?
§ Mr. George Griffiths
Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind, and keep an eye on, reparations with regard to coal the next time?