HC Deb 31 January 1929 vol 224 cc1155-6W

asked the Secretary for Mines the total tonnage of reparation coal supplied under the provisions of the Versailles Treaty to Belgium and France, respectively; and what is the average price per ton the Governments of these countries receive for the reparation coal?

Commodore KING

The total quantities of reparation coal, including coke in terms of coal, and lignite briquettes delivered to Belgium, and to France and French Possessions up to and including November, 1928, amounted to 20,423,907 metric tons and 88,393,745 metric tons, respectively. These tonnages include deliveries under Annex 5 of Part VIII of the Treaty of Versailles and deliveries effected under the system of commercial contracts provided by the London Agreement of August, 1924. I have no information to show the amounts paid to the Governments of these countries by their nationals in respect of these deliveries.

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