HC Deb 21 June 1949 vol 466 c27
46. Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has any statement to make on the outcome of the recent Anglo-American financial talks in Washington.

Sir S. Cripps

No, Sir. In accordance with regular practice representatives of the Treasury recently paid a routine visit to consult with our own representatives in Washington. Any contacts with American officials were personal and informal.

Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre

Does that mean that His Majesty's Government have no statement to make about the present divergence of opinion over the Anglo-Argentine trade Agreement?

Sir S. Cripps

It means nothing of the sort. It means that that was why two officials visited America.