§ 76. Mr. Gaitskell
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how much the German Federal Government paid towards the costs of occupation in the financial year 1953–54; and how much it is expected to pay in the financial years 1954–55, 1955–56 and 1956–57, respectively, as a result of the London Agreement.
§ Sir A. Eden
Since April, 1952, the Federal Government has made available for occupation costs an average monthly maximum of 600 million marks. The amount of the German contribution for 1954–55 and subsequent years cannot be exactly assessed because it is not known when the Treaties will come into force and when Germany will begin to raise forces of her own.