German Reparation.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties. – in the House of Commons on 31st July 1922.

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Photo of Mr George Terrell Mr George Terrell , Chippenham


asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the Indian Government has now instructed its High Commissioner in London to buy all rail way requirements in the cheapest market; that, as a consequence of the dual value of the mark, German goods are being sold in India at prices which render British competition impossible; that, as a further consequence, there is great unemployment amongst the work-people of this country: and whether, seeing that the remedy for this unfair German competition is to be found in insisting that Germany shall, without further equivocation, in accordance with the resoltuions of the Reparation Commission, forthwith balance her Budget by the increasing of taxation and the withdrawing of all subsidies, he will say what definite steps the Government propose to take in the matter?