47. Mr. G. DOYLE
asked the Prime Minister if he is aware that the Russian 1,000 rouble note, which is the chief currency of the Soviet Government, and is of the present value of 9d., contains on the face of the note in nine different languages, including the English language, the words, Workers of the world unite; whether it is proposed that, in the event of establishing trade relations with the Soviet Government, the 1,000 rouble note is to be continued as recognised currency; and whether, if so, His Majesty's Government proposes to lend itself to this form of Bolshevik propaganda?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative, but in any event I cannot imagine any business being transacted with this country on the basis of payment in rouble notes.