HC Deb 13 February 1930 vol 235 c651W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the value of the gold export from this country to France, Germany, and the United States during the year 1929; and the gold holdings of the Bank of France, the Reichsbank, and the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States at the latest date for which figures are available?


The figures desired by the hon. Member are all readily accessible from public sources. The amount of the gold exports from this country in 1929 will be found in the Trade and Navigation Accounts of the United Kingdom. The gold holdings of the Banque de France, the Reichsbank and the Federal Reserve Banks will be found in the regular weekly returns of those banks, which are reproduced in the London Press. The latest published figures for gold holdings are as follow:

Banque de France 345,500,000
Reichsbank 114,000,000
Federal Reserve Banks 611,500,000
Bank of England 151,000,000