HC Deb 25 April 1939 vol 346 c961
47. Mr. Price

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is considering the taking over by the Government of American dollar securities held by British subjects on the outbreak of war in exchange for sterling securities or cash, thereby facilitating purchases of American goods?

Captain Crookshank

Proper consideration will, of course, be given to all measures calculated to add to our financial strength, particularly in cases where experience was gained in the Great War.

Mr. Price

Will the Chancellor of the Exchequer take note of the fact that two years elapsed on the last occasion before such steps were taken?