§ Mr. KEENS
asked the Postmaster-General whether the services rendered by other countries to the German Government for the conveyance of post parcels from Germany are paid for in the currency of Germany or of the other countries; if in German currency, whether the new or old currency, and what steps are proposed to be taken to ensure payment on a sterling basis so as to avoid loss to the other countries and an unreasonable advantage to the German Post Office; and, if not in German currency, when did the change take place?
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
The services rendered by other countries to the German Government in respect of the conveyance of post parcels from Germany are accounted for in gold francs; and the actual payments made represent the full current equivalents of the amounts shown in gold francs in the accounts. There is thus no loss to the creditor countries and no advantage to the German Post Office. This arrangement has been in force since the Postal Union Congress of 1920.