§ 47. Mr. BOOTHBY
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.
§ Mr. BOOTHBY
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?