Remedy for the Confiscation of the gold and silver backing currency

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Dear Bank of England,

Under the Gold standard act and the Bretton woods agreement.
What remedy was put into place after the confiscation of gold and silver that backed our currency/bank notes.

Yours faithfully,

jason greco

Enquiries, Bank of England

Dear Mr Greco

We acknowledge receipt of your email dated 27 January below (our ref: CAS-04741-D1B6Y4)

We will reply in due course.

Yours sincerely

Information Access Team, Communications Directorate
Bank of England | Threadneedle Street | London EC2R 8AH | +44 20 3461 4878
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sarah anderson left an annotation ()

Can't wait for this reply.

Enquiries, Bank of England

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Dear Mr Greco

Please find attached response to your email of 27 January below.

Your sincerely

Information Access Team, Communications Directorate
Bank of England | Threadneedle Street | London EC2R 8AH | +44 20 3461 4878

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Barry Koston left an annotation ()

They never answered the question in full as to what happened after the link with gold was broken after 1931. What happened to all the gold that the public had within the banks. After 1931, did anybody's grand parents receive their gold back from the banks, or did they get some kind of exemption? If the public didn't get their gold back then they must have got an exemption "from money and paying bills". How can you a pay a bill if you don't have legal and lawful money (gold or silver) backed without anything of intrinsic value.