Reparations

Oral Answers to Questions — Germany – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th October 1949.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Skeffington-Lodge Mr Thomas Skeffington-Lodge , Bedford 12:00 am, 24th October 1949

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make a statement on German reparations.

Photo of Mr Christopher Mayhew Mr Christopher Mayhew , Norfolk Southern

No, Sir. I have nothing to add to the statement which my right hon. Friend made on 19th October in answer to a question by my hon. Friend the Member for South Ayrshire (Mr. Emrys Hughes).

Photo of Mr Thomas Skeffington-Lodge Mr Thomas Skeffington-Lodge , Bedford

Can my hon. Friend tell me whether, once the dismantling is out of the way, the Government will consider dropping the question of all further reparations from Germany?

Photo of Mr Christopher Mayhew Mr Christopher Mayhew , Norfolk Southern

So far as I can see, the termination of dismantling would be the end of reparations.