§ Mr. Ian Lloyd
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what value of newly-mined or monetary gold has been acquired by the Bank of England since 18th March, 1968, from sources other than member countries of the Group of Ten:
(2) whether he will specify the sources, other than the central banks of treasuries of the Group of Ten from which newly-mined or monetary gold has been purchased since 18th March, 1968.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
It is not the practice to publish details of the operations of the Exchange Equalisation Account, but the hon. Member will be aware that the South Africans converted into gold the rand element in our recent I.M.F. drawing.