HC Deb 25 July 1944 vol 402 cc591-2
51. Mr. Stokes

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will assure this House that the policy of issuing Anglo-American currency in both Italy and France and in other countries as and when they are freed from German occupation, will not in any way cause the countries concerned forcibly to accept gold in whole or part redemption of this paper currency.

Sir J. Anderson

I can give to the House the assurance which the hon. Member suggests, but I must not be regarded as accepting some of the assumptions which appear to underlie his Question.

Sir Irving Albery

Arising out of that reply, is it not a fact that both these countries have always in the past been very willing recipients of any gold available on suitable conditions?