HC Deb 05 December 1950 vol 482 c197
48. Mr. Shepherd

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps are being taken to prevent the entry of money into this country designed to assist Cominform activities.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Mr. Gaitskell)

To prevent payment being made to this country would involve setting up elaborate and expensive machinery and imposing an intolerable burden upon trade. The drawbacks of introducing such checks would be wholly out of proportion to the harm they were intended to prevent.