HC Deb 22 February 1966 vol 725 c214
14. Mr. Bruce-Gardyne

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he now expects to receive the report of the Ministers' deputies of the Group of Ten on world monetary problems.

Mr. Callaghan

In the late spring or early summer.

Mr. Bruce-Gardyne

Is not the Chancellor aware that there has been almost universal criticism of the Treasury's refusal to reveal even the outline of British ideas on these matters—if there are any? Will he think again about this and at the same time tell us why there has been such a long delay in the publication of this report?

Mr. Callaghan

The British proposals, like the others, were handed in confidentially, and it was agreed among all the participants that there would not be publicity. In fact, I did what other Ministers of Finance did, namely, gave a broad outline in a speech some weeks ago. What I said then can be repeated. On the second part of the supplementary question, it was agreed at the International Monetary Fund meeting that this should be the time-table.