HC Deb 19 June 1934 vol 291 c202
46. Mr. CURRY

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in view of the fact that there is a large number of unemployed people in the United States of America, and that there is now a prospect of the Government of the United States of America being willing to accept the value of this country's indebtedness to them by payments in kind, he will explore the possibility of paying the American debt by the trans-shipment of boots, clothing, and other goods manufactured in this country, which could be purchased by His Majesty's Treasury for that purpose and used in the United States of America for the relief of destitution there?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

As the hon. Member is aware, this matter was referred to in the Note recently addressed to His Majesty's (Government by the United States Government. A reply to that Note is at present under consideration, and I should prefer not to make any statement on the matter at the present moment.

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