HC Deb 12 November 1968 vol 773 c69W
64. Mr. Bruce-Gardyne

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what pro portion of the United Kingdom gold and currency reserves are currently held in gold; and what steps he is taking to increase this proportion.

Mr. Harold Lever

The end-June proportion was 55 per cent. In present circumstances the first objective must be to increase the level of our total reserves rather than to vary their composition.