HC Deb 02 April 1968 vol 762 cc147-8
2. Mr. Sheldon

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent international discussions he has had concerning the maintenance of the present price of gold; and if he will make a statement.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Mr. Roy Jenkins)

I have nothing to add to the statement which I made in the House on 18th March after the Washington Conference.—[Vol. 761, c. 40–9.]

Mr. Sheldon

While warmly congratulating my right hon. Friend on his appearance at Stockholm, may I ask him to say what discussions took place there concerning the two-tier system and what hopes he has of introducing some interim measure during the working of that system?

Mr. Jenkins

We did not discuss the two-tier system as such. We did discuss the S.D.R. scheme and we made substantial progress on that. I think that the two-tier system could last for a considerable time.