HC Deb 29 March 1956 vol 550 c222W
11. Sir P. Roberts

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much money has been paid to the Egyptian Government out of sterling balances over the last ten years; how much of the sterling balances are remaining unpaid; and whether he will now take steps to block any further payments.

Sir E. Boyle

£256 million was released between 14th July, 1947, the date when Egypt's balances were blocked, and 31st January, 1956. For the rest, I would refer to what my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer said on Tuesday last in answer to my hon. Friend, the Member for Sunderland, South (Mr. P. Williams).