HC Deb 27 October 1955 vol 545 c373
44. Captain Pilkington

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will make a statement on the position of the gold and dollar reserves.

The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (Sir Edward Boyle)

I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement my right hon. Friend made to the House yesterday.

Captain Pilkington

May I ask whether my hon. Friend can confirm that the levels of the reserves today are substantially higher than in 1951–52?

Hon. Members


Mr. Speaker


Mr. H. Morrison

Mr. Speaker, could we have an answer to the last supplementary question? It is a question of fact one way or the other which should be well within the knowledge of the Economic Secretary.

Sir E. Boyle

I was not meaning to evade the Question. I thought I indicated dissent.