HC Deb 19 December 1928 vol 223 cc3039-40W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the various kinds of manufactured goods sent to this country as reparations from Germany; whether timber and potash are included; and, if so, the quantity and value of this portion?


No part of the British reparation receipts is at present being taken in the form of timber, potash or other goods directly imported for account of His Majesty's Government. A small amount is taken in German currency for payment of services, etc., supplied to the British Army on the Rhine. But, with this exception, our receipts are being drawn in sterling, collected mainly by means of the Reparation Recovery arrangement made in 1925 (Command Paper No. 2384 of 1925).