HC Deb 26 May 1919 vol 116 c827
51. Mr. G. MURRAY

asked the Prime Minister whether the extreme fluctuations in the foreign exchanges are handicapping trade, and that until the exchanges are placed upon a more stable basis any appreciable revival of trade cannot be expected; whether, in these circumstances, the matter is receiving the attention of the Government and the Peace Conference; and whether anything is being done with a view to re-establishing the credit of the various countries who are in need of it with a view to stabilising exchanges?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

I am fully alive to the importance of this question, which has formed the subject of informal discussions in Paris.


Does not the right hon. Gentleman think that the quickest, the surest, and the best method to remedy this situation would be to remove the restrictions upon shipping and trade, and, in connection with that, is he aware that the United States export trade for the month of April reached the huge record of 715,000,000 dollars?


The hon. Member had better given notice of that question.