HC Deb 09 April 1952 vol 498 c239W
86. Mr. F. Maclean

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the reason for the Government's decision to release £10 million from the Egyptian sterling balances in this country.

Sir A. Salter

Her Majesty's Government are committed to release this sum during the calendar year 1952 under Article 3 (2) of the Anglo-Egyptian Sterling Releases Agreement of July, 1951. They decided to make the release now as a gesture of good will towards the present Egyptian Government, who have made further representations about Egypt's serious lack of sterling.