HC Deb 12 October 1943 vol 392 c732W
Mr. Boothby

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can give the House any information regarding the discussions now taking place in Washington between representatives of the British and United States Treasuries and some indication of their character and scope?

Sir J. Anderson

These discussions are a continuation of the exploratory talks between representatives of the British Treasury and the United States Treasury, of which the late Chancellor informed the House on more than one occasion. They are concerned with possible arrangements for international currency after the war. I am not in a position to make a full statement on the subject at present for a complete report has not yet reached me, but I can assure my hon. Friend that His Majesty's Government is not committed to any proposals which may emerge, and that before a decision is taken there will be an opportunity for Debate in the House.

Mr. Hogg

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will give an assurance that any currency agreement arrived at during the present negotiations in Washington will not be binding on this country until it has been first debated and accepted wy the House of Commons?

Sir J. Anderson

Yes, Sir.