Oral Answers to Questions — Great Britain and Sweden (Monetary Agreement)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th March 1945.

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Photo of Hon. Lancelot Joynson-Hicks Hon. Lancelot Joynson-Hicks , Chichester 12:00 am, 8th March 1945

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has any statement to make about the conclusion of a payments agreement between this country and Sweden.

Photo of Sir John Anderson Sir John Anderson , Combined Scottish Universities

A Monetary Agreement between His Majesty's Government and the Swedish Government was signed on 6th March. It provides a satisfactory mechanism of payments between the sterling area and Sweden and will thus facilitate trade. The text of the Agreement is being presented to Parliament and copies will be available in the Vote Office after Questions.

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham

May I ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is quite clear that this bilateral currency and trade agreement does not conflict with the Bretton Woods proposals?

Photo of Sir John Anderson Sir John Anderson , Combined Scottish Universities

I am glad to give my hon. Friend the fullest assurance on that.