HC Deb 12 June 1890 vol 345 c720
MR. BOULNOIS (Marylebone, E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been drawn to the extensive circulation of spurious florins and shillings now going on in this country; and whether any steps can be taken to prevent such circulation?


I am informed that there is no reason to believe that there is any considerable circulation of spurious florins and shillings.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is considerable uneasiness in the mind of the public, especially among the working classes, on the subject of certain jubilee coins now circulated, and will he make some statement to allay that uneasiness?


I thought that the statement which I have just made would do so. There is no reason to believe that there is any serious circulation of any spurious jubilee coins.

MR. KELLY (Camberwell, N.)

Is it, or is it not, the fact that many poor people believe that numbers of these coins have been imported from Germany?


I am not aware that jubilee shillings have been imported from Germany. I will ask the hon. Member to put down the question.