HL Deb 02 March 1855 vol 137 cc7-8

In reply to a question from Lord MONTEAGLE,


stated that the correspondence which passed between the late Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Governor of the Bank of England, respecting the issue of deficiency bills was of a private character, and in the opinion of Mr. Gladstone it would not be for the advantage of the public interests to produce it. At the same time the right hon. Gentleman personally had not the slightest objection that it should be produced. Mr. Gladstone had thought it right to leave the correspondence in the office, in order that his successors might have the information which it contained, and be at liberty to deal with the subject as they thought fit.

House adjourned to Monday next.