§ 7. Mr. Mikardo
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the burden on Britain in 1951–52 if the payments of Germany had been limited to the level prescribed by the new agreement.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
No estimate has been made and, for various reasons, it would not be possible to make one. In particular, the most important factor determining the level of support to be obtained in 1952–53, namely, the strength of our forces, is different during the two periods in question.
§ 26. Mr. Mikardo
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how much of the expenditure listed in Command Paper No. 8505, Table 1, Item A.6 (a), military expenditure, was incurred in Germany in 1948, 1949, 1950 and 1951, respectively.