§ 33. Sir Teddy Taylor
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the cost to the UK of the intervention to purchase euros and the additional purchase of euros by his instruction to the Bank of England to sell gold. 
§ Miss Melanie Johnson
[pursuant to her reply, 9 November 2000, c. 339W]: The total proceeds from the gold auctions held to date is $2 billion, not $2.1 billion.