HC Deb 08 June 1939 vol 348 c608W
Mr. J. Morgan

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total amount of gold held by the Bank of England on account of the Bank for International Settlement; and is this amount included in the bank's weekly return?

Captain Crookshank

I have no power to obtain the information asked for in the first part of the question and I would remind the hon. Member that banks are precluded from disclosing the state of the accounts of their customers. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.