HC Deb 14 November 1949 vol 469 c176W
87. Mr. Beswick

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give an estimate of the value of goods taken from Germany by the United Kingdom as reparations.

Mr. J. Edwards

I take it that my hon. Friend refers to capital industrial plant forming part of the reparations due to the United Kingdom. Reparation plant was valued in terms of 1938 Reichsmarks for purposes of division between claimant nations. On this basis the United Kingdom had at the end of October been allocated 93 million (1938) Reichsmarks worth of plant of which Reichsmarks 40 million worth had actually been delivered.