HC Deb 06 May 1948 vol 450 c1448
46. Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre

asked the Prime Minister whether the official statements made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in Sweden and Denmark recommending the Bancor system represent the policy of His Majesty's Government.

The Prime Minister

I assume that the hon. and gallant Member is referring to an interview recently published in the Swedish and Danish Press, in which my right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer discussed certain currency difficulties now existing in Europe. No such statement of policy as is suggested was made and the reference to the Bancor system was merely illustrative of a principle.

Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre

In considering this matter and before any decision such as to re-align European currencies is taken, as has been adumbrated at Brussels, will the Prime Minister give the House a chance to discuss it?

The Prime Minister

Any question in regard to discussions in the House had better be put to my right hon. Friend the Lord President of the Council.