HC Deb 18 February 1944 vol 397 c503W
Mr. Hammersley

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether he is aware that the Government of the United States allow the Danish Minister access to Danish dollar balances and the control of the revenues from Greenland, thus enabling the interest to be paid on Danish dollar bonds; and will he adopt a similar policy with the Danish Minister in London;

(2) whether he is aware that the Danish Government has paid the interest on Danish Government Bonds to the holders in all European countries, but that British holders of Danish bonds cannot be paid because the Treasury have blocked Danish sterling balances in London; and will he take steps to rectify this inequality;

(3) why the British Government has-refused the Danish Minister access to Danish balances of between £2,000,000 and £3,000,000, thus preventing the Danish Government from paying interest to British holders of Danish bonds.

Sir J. Anderson

I am not in a position at the moment to reply to my hon. Friend's Questions, but if he will put them down again for reply next week I will give him an answer.