§ Mr. Gaitskell
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the gold and dollar deficit of the sterling area for the month of June, excluding United States aid; and how much United States aid was received during June.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
The gold and dollar surplus in June was $7 million (a revision by $1 million of the figure announced on Wednesday, 2nd July). Account must be taken of the defence aid in June which amounted to $96 million, leaving a loss of $89 million.