§ Mr. Page
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer at what figure the sterling balances of Ceylon in London now stand; at what rate Ceylon has drawn on those balances during the financial years 1952–53, 1953–54 and 1954–55; and what additional loans or grants have been made to Ceylon by the United Kingdom Government during these years, respectively.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
It would not be proper to reveal the level or movements of the sterling balances of individual countries. No loans or grants have been made by the United Kingdom Government to Ceylon during the years in question, but the Government of Ceylon made an issue of £5 million stock on the London market in 1954.