§ MR. MONTAGU (Tower Hamlets, Whitechapel)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether he is aware that Foreign copper coins circulate in increased quantities, reaching in the East of London to one-fifth of the copper coins current; and, whether the Government intend to take steps to prevent loss from falling upon the working classes?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir WILLIAM HARCOURT) (Derby)
, in reply, said, that, while not accepting the statement of the hon. Member as to the amount of the coins in question in circulation, it was the intention of the Government to introduce legislation on this subject in the Revenue Bill.