Whilst browsing books today I noticed a footnote commenting that the final payment to the United States of America from the United Kingdom for assistance provided during and in the aftermath of the Second World War is payable in 2006. I looked it up and found that Hansard records the remaining payments are December 2004 - 145 Million USD, December 2005 - 142 Million USD, December 2006 - 83 Million USD. Hansard further informs me that a total of 4.336 Trillion USD was borrowed comprising 3.75 Trillion USD Line of Credit and a Lend-Lease loan of 586 Million USD. Just thought it was interesting.
Posted by Paul in UK Politics at June 24, 2004 03:27 AM