HC Deb 20 April 1939 vol 346 c520W
Mr. Loftus

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he proposes to take steps to prevent speculative dealings in British currency, or forward purchases, or sales, except for normal trading purposes?

Sir J. Simon

I would remind my hon. Friend that I addressed a letter, which was published, to the Bank of England on this subject on the 2nd January last, and that a very effective system of control has been established by the market authorities.