§ 40. Sir J. D. REES
asked the Prime-Minister whether the Government proposes to take any steps to strengthen our gold reserves, in view of the fact that existing reserves would not suffice in times of acute political, socialist, syndicalist, or financial strain, to meet which Continental nations are now increasing the reserves in their own State banks?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
the maintenance of adequate gold reserves is primarily the duty of the banking community, but the hon. Member may rest assured that the national aspects of the question will not fail to continue to engage the careful attention of the Government.
§ Sir GEORGE SCOTT ROBERTSON
Will the right hon. Gentleman say anything about the very important Bankers' Committee which is now deliberating on this question, and does he know when it will report to the Bankers' Association?