HC Deb 14 October 1952 vol 505 cc13-4W
Sir I. Fraser

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will make a statement concerning his recent visit to the conference of the International Monetary Fund.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The annual meetings of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund provide an opportunity for the review of past activities and for suggestions for future development. My right hon. Friend the Minister of State for Economic Affairs, who represented the United Kingdom, contributed to these discussions some suggestions on how the Fund might play a more useful and active role in world affairs. He was also able to have useful exchanges of view with financial representatives of many countries on matters of mutual interest.