HC Deb 29 February 1944 vol 397 c1246
52. Miss Ward

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will give the names of the countries in which our Exchanģe has been tied to that of the country concerned; and whether he will give an assurance that in future adequate financial protection will be given to our diplomatic, military, air and commercial missions, in order that a wise financial policy in itself shall no longer injuriously affect those who represent the interests of this country.

Sir J. Anderson

I am not sure if I correctly understand the first sentence of the hon. Lady's Question, but, in fact, the relation of sterling to almost all foreign currencies is now constant. It is true that prices in many countries have risen disproportionately, but the rates of allowances to staff serving abroad are kept constantly under review to take account of this and other factors.

Miss Ward

Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether "constantly under review" denotes action; and whether, in fact, he is certain that his answer is really correct?

Sir J. Anderson

Action is taken in every appropriate case.