HC Deb 28 January 1969 vol 776 c1099
22. Mr. Stratton Mills

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the meeting of central bankers in Basle over the weekend of 7th December.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

No, Sir.

Mr. Stratton Mills

Will the right hon. Gentleman confirm that no communiqué was issued after these talks? Is not that undesirable, since it gives ground for rumours, and will this be considered at future meetings?

Mr. Jenkins

I am not sure that the issue of a communiqué necessarily suppresses rumour, particularly if talks take place in a rumour-mongering atmosphere, as was the case that weekend, now some weeks ago, to which the hon. Gentleman refers.

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