§ MR. G. H. FABER (Boston)
To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider the advisability of the appointment of a Royal Commission to inquire into the questions of the gold reserve and bank reserves in this country before taking any steps in regard to these matters.
§ (Answered by Mr. Asquith.) I do not think that any useful purpose would be served by the appointment of a Royal Commission, which would not be likely to add anything material to the information which is already accessible. As I have said before, I am not without hope that an 1279 agreement may be arrived at without any intervention on my part among the various interests concerned.