HC Deb 07 June 1945 vol 411 c1083W
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.
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 *
Reichsbank Notes in circulation. 55,519
Deposits 16,419
Other liabilities *
* No information is available as to these figures.

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