HC Deb 24 September 1948 vol 456 c207W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the amount of gold coin and bullion, respectively, in Britain at the latest available date; and who has control of it.

Mr. Jay

The amount of gold in the Issue Department of the Bank of England stands at £247,833. It is under the control of the Bank of Engand. The gold