§ 55. Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if arrangements have now been completed whereby payment of imports into this country from Japan are made in sterling.
§ Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre
Can the Chancellor give any indication when the pledge given by his colleague, the President of the Board of Trade, will be implemented in view of the very severe drain on our fast diminishing dollar resources?
§ Mr. Dalton
The hon. Gentleman should not assume that they are fast diminishing. We are anxious to reach a con- 193 clusion as soon as we can, but when discussions are going on with another Government it is not possible to fix in advance the date of their termination.