asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has any statement to make with reference to the Dutch Belgian Pact; and whether its extension to other countries is contemplated?
I have, naturally, been kept informed about the Dutch-Belgian-Luxembourg Monetary Agreement and am glad to have this opportunity to say with what great satisfaction His Majesty's Government regard its conclusion. The Agreement is undoubtedly a most constructive step. It gives practical proof of the effective and close co-operation between Allied Governments established temporarily in this country and will form a most helpful basis for the re-establishment of economic relations in Europe after the war.
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether any and what other countries are considering adherence, and whether that includes this country?
I am not in a position to say anything on that point.