HC Deb 06 March 1947 vol 434 cc649-50
57. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish monthly or weekly statements of the size of our reserves, and of our operations with the International Monetary Fund.

Mr. Dalton

No, Sir.

Sir W. Smithers

Is this not further evidence of a policy which leads to secrecy and deceit and is based on a Communist policy?

Mr. Dalton

No, what it is evidence of is that the hon. Member was not present on Tuesday last when I gave a reply to the hon. Member for South Derby (Mr. Champion) on this subject.