HC Deb 14 March 1951 vol 485 c174W
Mr. Vane

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the cost of the British occupation of Germany chargeable against the German economy for each of the financial years since V.E.-Day.

Mr. H. Morrison

The expenses incurred in German currency for the maintenance of the Forces of Occupation, including the British Element of the Control Commission for Germany, in the British zone of Germany and British Sector of Berlin, are as follows:

Year Millions of Marks (a)
1945–46 614
1946–47 1,937
1947–48 2,313
1948–49 (a) 1,887
1949–50 (b) 1,374
1950–51 (c) 1,441
(a) In 1948 the Deutschemark replaced the Reichsmark.(b) Figures for 1949–50 are subject to minor final adjustments.
(c) Figures for 1950–51 are still an estimate only.