HC Deb 12 March 1924 vol 170 c2373W
Sir W. de FRECE

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the War cost in actual money; how much we have received in repayment; and how much is assumed to be owing to us by Germany and by other nations?


The compilation of figures giving the information for which the hon. Member asks involves so many assumptions and qualifications that I am doubtful if the result would be worth the labour involved. But I am considering whether a statement could be compiled showing the approximate net cost of the War to the Exchequer.