HC Deb 03 May 1974 vol 872 c579W
Mr. Cant

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is his policy that the Bank of England should require the commercial banks to restore their conventional ratio of shareholders' funds to deposits of 8 per cent.

Mr. Dell

The question of banking ratios is a matter between the Bank of England and the commercial banks. There is no statutory requirement for the banks to observe particular balance sheet ratios.

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