§ Mr. Roper
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what is the quantity of gold which was seized at the end of the 434W war, and which had previously belonged to the pre-war Albanian Government, now held in the United Kingdom;
(2) what gold is now held by the United Kingdom, either generally or with other Allied Governments as a result of seizure at the end of the Second World War; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Lawson
[pursuant to his reply, 25 October 1979, c. 290]: Gold seized at the end of the war, including gold formerly belonging to the pre-war Albanian Government, is held in the United Kingdom and the USA on behalf of the Tripartite Commission on Restitution of Monetary Gold. This gold is in the custody of the Commission, and I am not in a position to give details of the amounts held in the United Kingdom as this information is confidential between the Bank and the Commission.