HC Deb 23 February 1932 vol 262 c208
46. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the date of the last conversation between the directors of the Bank of England and himself on the question of the Bank Rate?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

The right hon. and gallant Gentleman questioned me about Bank Rate last Tuesday and I can add nothing to the answers then given.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say when the last meeting between the Bank directors and himself actually took place, and was it before or after the recent reduction in the Bank Rate?


I cannot say, speaking from memory, exactly when the last meeting took place.


Were any minutes kept of those meetings? [HON. MEMBERS: "No!"] Why not?

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