HC Deb 27 February 1940 vol 357 c1869
14. Mr. Emery

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many of his officials possess personal up-to-date experience, apart from theoretical know ledge, of applying differential rates of exchange that have been operated by other countries in markets outside the now neutral sterling area; will he say in which markets; and, in cases where his staff have not the essential personal non-theoretical knowledge, will he secure the necessary skilled assistance from outside sources?

Sir A. Duncan:

I am satisfied that sufficient technical experience would be available to His Majesty's Government for the operation of any arrangement which it might be decided to adopt.