§ Mr. Rippon
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are our gold and dollar reserves, as at the latest convenient date, expressed as a percentage of the total as at the end of June, 1939.
§ Mr. P. Thorneycroft
At the end of October, 1957, the gold and dollar reserves were, in terms of sterling, 132 per cent. of the total as at the end of June, 1939, including in the latter the gold holdings of the Issue Department of the Bank of England.