HC Deb 28 April 1938 vol 335 cc300-1
54. Mr. Boothby

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any representations have been made by the Treasury to the French Government with a view to preventing further depreciation of the franc?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Sir John Simon)

No, Sir; but, as provided in the Tripartite Agreement between the United States, France and this country, there is constant contact between the three Governments. In accordance with the practice under the Agreement, M. Daladier was good enough to inform me in advance of the statement he made last Saturday.

Mr. Boothby

May we take it from the right hon. Gentleman's reply that there is whole-hearted co-operation between His Majesty's Government and the French Government in an effort to restore prosperity to the French Republic?

Sir J. Simon

indicated assent.