563Z. Craven-Ellis to Harrod, 31 March, 1939 [a]

Follows on from 562 Z, continues at 566 Z. Craven-Ellis informs Harrod on the development of the parliamentary debates. He sends the Hansard with the report on the questions put on 30 March. [1] The redrafted Question 6 will be replied on 6 April. [2]

  1. a. From 21 Portland Place, London # , TLS, 1 page, enclosing 2 Questions on 2 pages commented by Craven-Ellis, in HP VI-132-161/6.
  1. 1. In his reply to the Questions put by Craven-Ellis (see letter 558 Z), the Chancellor of the Exchequer explained that the relative shortage of Treasury Bills in the last few months was due to seasonal causes and to the substantial reduction in gold holding in the previous year, but in view of the large borrowing programme anticipated, the total amount of Bills was expected to increase rather than to diminish further (Official Reports, Fifth Series. Parliamentary Debates. Commons, vol. 345, pp. 2220-2221. See also vol. 347, pp. 1636-1637 and 2075). The Hansard was not found among Harrod's papers.

    2. See Official Reports, Fifth Series. Parliamentary Debates. Commons, vol. 346, p. 2978.


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