HC Deb 07 May 1903 vol 122 c15

To ask the Secretary of State for India if he will ascertain whether a scheme for the conversion of the Khairpur currency has yet been arranged; and, if so, on what conditions the Native State rupee is now accepted by the Khairpur State Treasury.

(Answered by Secretary Lord George Hamilton.) Yes. In January last the Mir of Khairpur issued a notification substituting British Indian silver coinage for Chalan coinage in those parts of his territory in which the latter coinage was current. Every person presenting genuine Chalan rupees for conversion will receive in exchange British rupees at the rate of 100 British rupees for every 140 Chalan rupees.