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League Of Nations (Gold Delegation)

Volume 244: debated on Tuesday 4 November 1930

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered the interim report of the Gold Delegation of the Financial Committee of the League of Nations; and what steps it is proposed to take to carry out the recommendations contained therein?

I have received this interim report, which bears upon the possibility that future supplies of new gold may prove inadequate to meet the world's monetary requirements. The measures which it suggests to meet such an eventuality are international in scope and lie only in part in the sphere of Governments. Moreover, the Delegation has not yet completed its investigation.

Will the right hon. Gentleman lay that as a White Paper? It is published and printed in English in Geneva, but it is not available for Members of the House.

At first sight, I see no objection to doing that, and I will consider it.

Will the right hon. Gentleman take such action as is possible through the British representative on the League of Nations?

I do not think that at the moment it will be desirable that I should make any statement beyond what I have said. As the hon. Member knows, this Committee has not yet concluded its investigations, and no action could be taken until its next report has been made.