HC Deb 14 July 1924 vol 176 cc49-50W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether there is any indication that full damages will now be collected from Germany for the loss and suffering caused to British subjects, other than those included in the War pension scheme, owing to enemy action on sea, land, and in prison camps?


I think the hon. and gallant Member is under a misapprehension. Individual British subjects have not and never have had any claim against Germany under the reparation clauses of the Treaty, and it is impossible to relate particular items of private damages to the total reparation payment.