HC Deb 08 April 1952 vol 498 cc202-3W
71. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if Her Majesty's Government will fix a ceiling to the amount of the fiduciary issue.

Mr. R. A. Butler

No. The amount of the fiduciary note issue is carefully considered, from time to time, by the Treasury in consultation with the Bank of England, and is fixed at the level necessary to satisfy the demands of the public for notes.