HC Deb 02 April 1936 vol 310 c2160W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total sum of money paid by the British Government to French authorities in the form of dock dues, berthing, etc., of ships conveying British troops, equipment, nurses, ambulances, and all impedimenta of war during the Great War, 1914–19?


According to an estimate made in 1922 the total amount paid by His Majesty's Government to France on harbour dues and services for the British Navy and disbursements on behalf of the Ministry of Shipping amounted to approximately £2 millions for the period from the outbreak of war up to the 31st March, 1919.