German Reparation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties. – in the House of Commons on 2nd March 1922.

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Photo of Sir Evelyn Cecil Sir Evelyn Cecil , Birmingham Aston

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the whole or any part of the £5,000,000 to be provided by Germany as compensation for suffering and damage by enemy action in the late War has yet been received; whether the Royal Commission appointed to make recommendations as to the distribution of this sum has yet begun its work; and what steps are being taken to hasten a settlement of these claims?

Photo of Sir Robert Horne Sir Robert Horne , Glasgow Hillhead

I would refer my right hon. Friend to the answer given in reply to a similar question by the hon. and gallant Member for the Hexham Division (Major D. C. Brown) on the 14th February last.

Photo of Brigadier-General Richard Colvin Brigadier-General Richard Colvin , Epping

Will the right hon. Gentleman say if no compensation will be granted for enemy damage until the £5,000,000 has been received?

Photo of Sir Robert Horne Sir Robert Horne , Glasgow Hillhead

We have taken into consideration the anticipation of payments in the course of the next financial year.