§ Mr. Craven-Ellis
asked the Secretary of State for War whether the Reichsbank continues to be responsible for monetary mechanism throughout conquered Germany; and will he issue in the Official Report a copy of the latest return of this bank.
§ Mr. Petherick
The Reichsbank, in present circumstances, has no independent responsibility for monetary matters in Germany, but in common with other German institutions it carries out such orders as are given to it by the occupying authorities. Appended are the latest figures available to me, from the Reichsbank Return for 28th February, 1945.
RM millions. Assets Gold and Foreign Exchange 77 Bills, cheques and Treasury Bills. 70,699 Advances 307 Securities available as cover 112 Other Securities 61 Rentenbank Notes 402 Coin 5 Other assets * Liabilities Reichsbank Notes in circulation. 55,519 Deposits 16,419 Other liabilities * * No information is available as to these figures.