HC Deb 09 August 1966 vol 733 cc290-1W
Sir C. Osborne

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that the recent announcement of a fall of £25 million in the gold reserve for July is incorrect and that the losses were nearer £150 million; and, in view of the fact that issuing incorrect figures adds to the difficulties of foreign exchange dealers and casts doubts on Her Majesty's Government's policy on economic matters, if he will now issue the correct figure so that the nation may be aware of the economic position.

Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is satisfied that the correct figure of a £25 million fall in Great Britain's gold reserves for the month of July was announced by his Department on Tuesday, 2nd August.

Mr. Callaghan

The fall in the reserves in July was correctly announced at £25 million.

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