HC Deb 02 November 1943 vol 393 cc525-6
58. Mr. Mander

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has any statement to make with reference to the Dutch Belgian Pact; and whether its extension to other countries is contemplated?

Sir J. Anderson

I have, naturally, been kept informed about the Dutch-Belgian-Luxembourg Monetary Agreement and am glad to have this opportunity to say with what great satisfaction His Majesty's Government regard its conclusion. The Agreement is undoubtedly a most constructive step. It gives practical proof of the effective and close co-operation between Allied Governments established temporarily in this country and will form a most helpful basis for the re-establishment of economic relations in Europe after the war.

Mr. Mander

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether any and what other countries are considering adherence, and whether that includes this country?

Sir J. Anderson

I am not in a position to say anything on that point.