HC Deb 26 November 1968 vol 774 cc64-5W
45. Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, following the recent International Monetary Fund meeting, the scheme for Special Drawing Rights is now well enough accepted to allow him to propose the linking of the creation of liquidity with development aid as suggested by Her Majesty's Government to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Mr. Harold Lever

The Government believe there is some merit in the idea of a link between liquidity creation and aid, but consider that the first priority is still to get the S.D.R. scheme working: this would only be impeded by trying to insist on linking it with development aid at this time.