§ 50. Mr. DAVID GRENFELL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will give an assurance that, before the Government are committed to any steps designed to secure an early return of this country to the Gold Standard, an opportunity will be given for a discussion of this subject by the House?
The House is well aware of the general policy of the Government upon this question, and the hon. Member may rest assured that that policy would not be changed without ample opportunity being afforded to the House for discussion.
The policy of the Government has been stated very explicitly on a number of occasions, and, if hon. Members are not aware of it, that must be because they have not attended to the exposition.
§ Mr. GRENFELL
May we be assured that the House will have an opportunity to discuss this subject thoroughly before any change of policy or any departure is entertained?
§ Mr. LAMBERT
Would the Chancellor of the Exchequer say whether the considerable increase in the stock of gold in the Bank of England has anything to do with the currency policy of the Government?