HC Deb 24 February 1947 vol 433 cc1701-2
108. Mr. Janner

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many dollars accrued to the dollar pool of the sterling bloc in the year 1946, in consequence of Jewish and Zionist activities in Palestine.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. William Whiteley)

I have been asked to reply. It is impossible to estimate.

Mr. Janner

Is it not a fact that at least 55 million dollars have been brought into the pact in this way, of which 24 million were obtained from one industry alone?

Mr. Whiteley

When dollars are tendered to us, they usually go through a bank, and we do not usually attempt to discover their source.