Economic Affairs

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th November 1966.

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Photo of Mr Alex Lyon Mr Alex Lyon , City of York 12:00 am, 30th November 1966

Did the hon. Gentleman read the announcement which followed the meeting of the Council of Ten at The Hague, soon after the July crisis broke? The Chancellor of the Exchequer made it his first duty, immediately the July crisis broke, to see the Council for the very purpose the hon. Gentleman is talking about, but no progress can be made until France, in particular, agrees to guarantee this international reserve.