Mr. C. WILSON
asked the Prime Minister the total cost for the British Army of Occupation on the Rhine during the 12 months ending 30th June and the amount of reparations received by Great Britain during the same period?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
The total cost of the British Army of Occupation on the Rhine during the twelve months ended 30th June, 1923, was £1,740,000 (exclusive of accommodation and miscellaneous services provided free by Ger many). Of this amount, £350,645 was covered by paper marks supplied by the German Government to meet local expenditure, so that the net cost was about £1,380,000. The amount received by the Treasury on account of cost of occupation and reparation during the same period, apart from the paper mark receipts referred to above, was £8,287,000.