§ MR. ATKINSON (Boston)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will state his intentions in respect to changes as to existing issues of bank notes this Session?
§ MR. GOSCHEN
The hon. Member will have observed that in my recent utterances with regard to banking matters I made no special reference to the existing issues of bank notes by banks other than the Bank of England, but I can make no reply to my hon. Friend which will in any way fetter the freedom of action of the Government or of the House.