§ Sir F. WISE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if Germany has been buying silver in the United States: if so, how much has been bought in 1924; and had Germany the leave of the Reparation Commission to do so?
I understand from the Press that such purchases have been made, but my right hon. Friend is not in a position to give details of the action of the German Treasury in this matter. The Reparation Commission was not, I understand, consulted; but it does not appear that the Commission has any rights or duties under the Treaty of Versailles in this matter.