HC Deb 06 July 1932 vol 268 c435
43. Mr. EMMOTT

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that as a result of restrictions by Switzerland on German imports into that country the German Government has relaxed, in favour of Switzerland, the German foreign exchange control; and will he consider the application of this method in suitable directions to enable British subjects to receive payment from foreign countries?

Mr. JOHN COLVILLE (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)

I have not yet received particulars of any arrangement of the kind suggested in the first part of the question. As regards the second part, I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement which I made yesterday in reply to the hon. Members for Bradford, North (Mr. Ramsden) and the Platting Division of Manchester (Mr. Chorlton).


Would the hon. Gentleman ask His Majesty's Minister at Berne to obtain particulars of this important statement as an actual fact?


We are obtaining particulars, but so far as I have knowledge up to the present the statement does not cover the wide range suggested by the hon. Member who asked the question.