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Sterling Area (Economic Plans)

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1952

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will, before the Second Reading of the Finance Bill, publish a White Paper on the plans agreed upon between the Governments concerned for the redress of the trade balances and general economic development of the sterling area.

A White Paper would not add anything to the statement published after the January Conference or to the full explanations which I gave in my speech in the debate on 29th January last and in my Budget Speech of 11th March.