HC Deb 25 May 1933 vol 278 cc1256-7

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the resolution passed by the organising committee of the World Economic Conference not to intensify the measures which at present misdirect and paralyse international trade, provision will be made for the effects of any devaluation of currency?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

If any unforeseen situation should arise while the Tariff Truce Resolution is in force, whether in regard to the level of currencies or otherwise, the Organising Committee would no doubt meet again to consider how to deal with such a new situation in conformity with the spirit of the resolution.

45. Mr. PIKE

asked the Prime Minister whether it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to accept the guidance of expert industrialists upon the terms of international trading agreements which representatives of His Majesty's Government propose to submit for acceptance at the World Economic Conference?

The LORD PRESIDENT of the COUNCIL (Mr. Baldwin)

His Majesty's Government are taking steps to arrange for the appointment of industrial advisers to the United Kingdom Delegation, in order that the Delegation may have the advantage of consulting them as occasion requires. An announcement will be made as soon as the list can be given.


Have the Government any intention of using the expert advice of Lord Snowden?


indicated assent.