§ MR. WATT (Glasgow, Camlachie)
asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether representations have been received from British Guiana 107 with reference to the worn-out condition of the silver currency in use throughout the Colony; and, if not, whether, in the event of such representations being made, the Government will favourably consider the question?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)
The Secretary of State has received no official representations on the subject; but the Colonial Government have the remedy in their own hands, as arrangements were made by the Treasury in 1879 by which new coin would be shipped to any Colony using British currency free of charge. The Imperial Treasury will also pay the full nominal value of all worn British silver sent in to the Mint.