HC Deb 23 May 1940 vol 361 cc320-1W
Captain Shaw

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why bankers, who have recently made appeals for the raising of funds for German prisoners in this country, should be amongst the bankers appointed to approve the forms under the Trading with the Enemy Act, 1939, and Defence (Finance) Regulations, 1939, particularly Forms B.D. and E.1. dealing with the purchase and sale of registered and bearer securities and sterling transfers to foreign accounts?

Sir K. Wood

Whilst I think such an appeal as is referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend is both unnecessary and undesirable, I should not have considered that the fact that a private individual has been associated with it should be regarded as disqualifying the firm of which he is one of the partners from exercising the functions referred to.