HC Deb 17 February 1949 vol 461 cc183-4W
58. Mr. Jenkins

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why travellers to Italy are not able to obtain a limited amount of lire in cash in London; and whether he will take steps to bring the lira, in this respect, into line with other Western European currencies.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

No such steps as my hon. Friend suggests are necessary. There is nothing to prevent the banks from meeting their customers' authorised requirements of lire although in some cases a few days' notice may be necessary.