71. Colonel NEWMAN
asked the Chan cellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware of the large number of counterfeit £1 and 10s. notes which are being put into circulation by emissaries of the Russian Soviet Government; and what steps is he taking to put a stop to this form of resuming trade relations with the United Kingdom?
No, Sir. My information does not bear out the suggestion that large numbers of counterfeit notes are being put into circulation. A certain number have reached this country, some of which are traceable to Russia, but the number is not great.
If I bring along a specimen of one of those notes will the right hon. Gentleman give me a good one in exchange for it?