§ 77. Mr. MOLTENO
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether there are in circulation a considerable number of forged notes of the new issue, particularly notes of the value of 10s.; and, if so, whether any steps can be taken to prevent this fraud upon the public?
§ Mr. McKENNA
The design of the new issue of Currency Notes was adopted after careful consideration, and the cases which have come under review do not suggest that the number of forgeries is considerable. With regard to the second part of the question every case of forgery is brought to the notice of the police authorities at Scotland Yard for investigation.
§ Sir RYLAND ADKINS
Is my right hon. Friend aware that a large number of forged notes have recently been in circulation in the Midlands?