HC Deb 16 March 1948 vol 448 cc1882-3
59. Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total of sterling on Belgian account which has been converted into gold or bard currencies under the existing financial agreement.

Sir S. Cripps

The figures for gross gold sales are published monthly, and I am not prepared to give the details for individual countries.

Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre

Would the Chancellor be prepared to state whether he is satisfied with the limit set on Belgian holdings of sterling, and whether that limit has not in fact been exceeded several times?

Sir S. Cripps

I propose to make a statement after Questions.