Bank for International Settlements

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons on 20th October 1942.

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Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the names and nationality of the present directors of the Bank for International Settlements?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

As the list is rather long, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

Will the Chancellor give the House now some information as to the proportion of members of the Board who belong to the Axis Powers?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

I would prefer that hon. Members should see the information which I am circulating.

Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

Does the right hon. Gentleman himself know who they are?

Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

Then why not tell us?

Following is the List:

  • Dott. V. Azzolini (Italian).
  • Y. Breart de Boisanger (French).
  • Baron Brincard (French).
  • Walther Funk (German).
  • Alexandre Galopin (Belgian).
  • Prof. Francesco Giordani (Italian).
  • Hisaakira Kano (Japanese).
  • Sir Otto Niemeyer (British).
  • Montagu Collet Norman (British).
  • Ivar Rooth (Swedish).
  • Dr. Hermann Schmitz (German).
  • Kurt Freiherr von Schroder (German).
  • Dr. L. J. A. Trip (Dutch).
  • Marquis de Vogue (French).
  • Ernst Weber (Swiss).
  • Yoneji Yamamoto (Japanese).

Mr. Graham White:

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will cause the British directors of the Bank for International Settlements to submit a proposal through the American President of that bank for the liquidation of that bank?