HC Deb 30 June 1936 vol 314 c222

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amount of gold held in Paris on account of the Exchange Equalisation Fund; and whether he will take immediate steps to have all the gold thus earmarked transferred to London?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Colchester (Mr. Lewis) on 17th June.


Is it not a fact that all American purchases of gold made in Paris are immediately shipped to the United States, and does my right hon. Friend think it right that what may be a very large sum belonging to the British taxpayer should be allowed to remain in Paris under present conditions?