§ Mr. Mikardo
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much of the military and administrative expenditure carried under items A6 (a) and (b) of Table I of Command Paper No. 8379 was spent in Germany in 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951 and the first quarter of 1952, respectively.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
The amount under Item A6 (a) was negligible in 1946 and about £100,000 in 1947; for 1948–51 the 24W amount was the same as under the like Item in Cmd. 8505, which, as the hon. Member was informed on 17th June, was about £100,000 in each year. The amount under Item A6 (b) of Cmd. 8379 and 8505 was about £100,000 in 1950 and 1951 and negligible in the other years.
As regards the first quarter of 1952, it is not the practice to issue such information in advance of the publication of the Balance of Payments White Papers.