§ 69. Sir HERBERT SAMUEL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date the committee on banking and currency was appointed; how many meetings of the committee have been held: and when its report may be expected?
§ Mr. P. SNOWDEN
The committee was appointed on the 5th November, 1929, and it has, I understand, held 69 meetings. The committee is engaged in drafting its report as rapidly as the exceptional difficulty and complexity of the subject matter allows, but I cannot say when it will be completed.
§ Major NATHAN
Will the right hon. Gentleman impress upon the chairman of the committee the keen anxiety of the House to receive the report in ample time for full consideration before the Budget is opened?
§ Mr. SNOWDEN
The chairman of the committee is well aware of the anxiety that exists for the receipt of this report, and I do not think it is necessary for me to make further representations.