Foreign Currency.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance. – in the House of Commons on 3rd March 1942.

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Dr. Russell Thomas:

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has any information to give in regard to our ability to obtain foreign currency?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

The House has been informed of the contribution of one billion dollars by Canada, and of the Lend-Lease arrangements with the U.S.A. I would only say it remains essential to conserve our foreign exchange resources for vital war needs, and we shall continue to administer our Regulations accordingly.

Dr. Thomas:

Is it the intention to use the pottery industry to obtain foreign bills? Is the extension of juvenile labour in the pottery industry due to pressure from the Treasury, or is it necesssary under the Lend-Lease Act?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

I should be obliged if my hon. Friend would put that Question down.