Oral Answers to Questions — United States Banks, France.

– in the House of Commons on 7th July 1942.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Molson Mr Arthur Molson , High Peak

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Economic Warfare whether he is aware that American banks in France have been invited to participate in a credit bank for the rehabilitation of the European economy, which would finance the production of enemy war material; and whether he will request the American Government to forbid their banks to take part in this project?

Photo of Mr Dingle Foot Mr Dingle Foot , Dundee

I have seen a report in the Press to this effect and have instituted inquiries on the matter. The report is also receiving the attention of the United States Government, who will, I have no doubt, take all possible steps to prevent institutions under their control assisting the Axis.