HC Deb 04 July 1956 vol 555 cc111-2W
72. Viscount Hinchingbrooke

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amounts of blocked sterling balances owing to various countries on the nearest convenient date, and 12 months previously.

Sir E. Boyle

It would not be proper for my right hon. Friend to reveal information about the balances of individual countries. But by the end of last year only about one-twentieth of the United Kingdom's sterling liabilities consisted of blocked balances.