HC Deb 25 March 1955 vol 538 c209W
Mr. Nicholson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the negotiation for the extension of arrangements made with the Federal German Government on occupation costs, referred to in paragraph 5 of the Note on Financial Arrangements in the White Paper on the Paris Agreements, Command Paper No. 9304, has been concluded.

Mr. Turton

Yes. Arrangements have been made with the Federal German Government under which the Federal Republic will continue to make available as occupation costs an average monthly sum of DM 600 million until the end of the occupation or 30th June, 1955, whichever is the earlier.

Following the completion of the constitutional procedure necessary to enable the Federal German Government to deposit instruments of ratification of the Paris Agreements, the administrative arrangements will be modified. Each month DM 100 million will be set aside into a common pool which will be used to finance N.A.T.O. common infrastructure (already financed by a special allotment), Occupation damage claims, and a programme of particular defence measures to be agreed jointly between the three Powers and the Federal Republic.