May 10, 1929 (16th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. H. H. STEVENS (Vancouver Centre):

I wish to call the attention of the Prime Minister to a Canadian Press despatch from

Paris, among the statements contained in which is the following:
It was confirmed to-night that the plan for revision of reparations payments by Germany proposed by Owen D. Young of the United States at the reparations conference would leave Great Britain nothing for the dominions or for arrears of interest on debt. It would award that country just enough from Germany to pay the United States from now on.
There is also the following statement:
The absence of direct representation for the dominions at the conference is considered by the British delegation as all the greater reason for not yielding on the question of the dominions' share of German reparations. The delegation is practically certain to reject that phase of the Young proposals which would reduce the German payments to the dominions to zero.
In view of the effect which this would have on Canada's interests in this matter, will the Prime Minister lay on the table a statement showing the terms upon which the present payments are made, the arrears if any that exist, and the amount received to date, together with any information regarding the new suggested arrangements, so that we may have an opportunity of studying the .proposals.

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