§ Mr. PHILIPSON
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what is the amount for which the French have put in a claim to the Reparation Commission in respect of devastation in War areas; and what approximately they estimate to be their loss in revenue since the end of the War owing to this devastation?2799W
§ Major BOYD-CARPENTER:
The claim submitted for examination by the Reparation Commission was 127 milliard paper francs. The Commission arrived at a total of 132 milliard gold marks for all Allied claims, but have never indicated their assessment of individual items. As regards the second part of the question, I am not aware of any such estimate having been published.