HC Deb 03 June 1919 vol 116 c1821
57. Mr. RAPER

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when it is proposed to withdraw the existing restrictions on the gold trade?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

It is essential to retain the prohibition on the export of gold coin and bullion, and also the prohibition on melting gold coin or using it otherwise than as currency. I am not aware of any other restrictions on the use or purchase of gold.


Are there not restrictions from the sale of gold, such as from the South African mines?


Perhaps the hon. Member will communicate with me on the question?

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