HC Deb 16 April 1948 vol 449 cc98-9W
Sir A. Salter

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much of the gold found in Germany and deposited in this country for account of the Brussels Three-Power Commission has been claimed by European Governments by whom money is owing to the United Kingdom either on account of financial indebtedness or on account of claims for compensation of nationalised British property.

Sir S. Cripps

The monetary gold found in Germany, which remains to be distributed by the Tripartite Commission for the Restitution of Monetary Gold, is still in Frankfurt. Claims for the restitution of monetary gold have been made by the following countries:—Albania, Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Poland and Yugoslavia. I am not in a position to say how much has been claimed by each country.