HC Deb 30 October 1919 vol 120 c904W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office what is the total cost of the recent visit of the Secretary of State for War to the Army of Occupation on the Rhine; whether the expenditure falls on the British Treasury or on the German Government as part of the cost of the Army of Occupation; how many persons were included in the suite and party of the Secretary of State of this visit; and whether any ladies were included?


The visit referred to was the official inspection of the Army of the Rhine by the Army Council, which was represented by the Secretary of State, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, Adjutant-General, Deputy Adjutant-General, and Military Secretary. No estimate can be given of the cost involved, which was very small. Mrs. Churchill and Lady Chetwode were the guests of Sir William Robertson during this visit.